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Washing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Posted by Drusilla Banks -

It is no secret that fresh produce can harbor bacteria, fungi, and other microbes along with trace amounts of chemicals. Soil, dirt and dust will cling to fresh produce as well. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help improve the safety of your fresh fruits and vegetables. The following are recommendations from the University of Colorado Extension. Under running water, rub fir...

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