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Healthy Monday Tip - 01/14/13

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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Suds Up for Food Safety

Washing fruits and vegetables before eating them reduces the risk of foodborne illness. If fruits and veggies have a ridged or uneven skin, use a scrub brush to remove dirt from the grooves. Remember, even produce with inedible skin should still be washed as a first step. 

This week, get into the habit of washing all produce thoroughly before serving. Be sure to start with clean hands and a sanitary work station.

 



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by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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steelcrazy
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Excellent tip.  

diaperstodating
by Queen25Princes on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:04 AM
I already do this.
Thanks... looking forward to the future Monday Healthy Tips.
kmrtigger
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:19 PM

I do this every time we return home with fruit or produce.


In large tub or bowl, fill half way with water then mix in:
 1 cup vinegar
4 Tablspoons lemon juice

Soak fruits/veggies for at least a 2-5 minutes.  Remove from soak and rinse well.

wenchmommy381
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Has anyone ever used those commercially available produce washes? I don't know what's in them, and I just don't think they're a good idea.

Also, I just read somewhere that baby carrots are made from wonky regular carrots and they're treated with chlorine. I was thinking of blanching them in order to get them clean. Anyone else aware of this?

Barabell
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM


Quoting wenchmommy381:

Has anyone ever used those commercially available produce washes? I don't know what's in them, and I just don't think they're a good idea.

Also, I just read somewhere that baby carrots are made from wonky regular carrots and they're treated with chlorine. I was thinking of blanching them in order to get them clean. Anyone else aware of this?

I've never used the produce wash. I have always just used water, and I often forget to wash things like melons, citrus, and bananas.

I've heard the same thing about the baby carrots, but it was on CM. So I don't know how reliable the information is. I think the same person said if you buy baby organic carrots that they aren't bleached.

kmrtigger
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 6:55 PM


Quoting wenchmommy381:

Has anyone ever used those commercially available produce washes? I don't know what's in them, and I just don't think they're a good idea.

Also, I just read somewhere that baby carrots are made from wonky regular carrots and they're treated with chlorine. I was thinking of blanching them in order to get them clean. Anyone else aware of this?

No, I make my own in the sink or sometimes in a spray bottle.

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