Most of us have been rinsing fresh fruits and vegetables under the faucet for a long time, but have you ever wondered if washing your produce with water before eating really removes all the dirt, germs and contaminants?
There is a very low probability that washing your produce with water only will remove all bacteria, spoilage causing organisms, chemicals and germs associated with growing, harvesting, and human handling.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that germs on fresh produce cause a large percentage of U.S. foodborne illnesses. (1)*
Furthermore, the CDC estimates 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually—the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans each year. And each year these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. (2)*
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that you should clean your produce before you cut, eat or cook it to remove germs and bacteria. Experts recommend cleaning all produce to reduce bacteria that may be present on the surface.
Even if your fruit has skin (cantaloupes, for example) that you don’t plan on eating, you should still clean the entire fruit to prevent dirt and organisms from being transferred from the outside to the inside portions by the cutting instrument.
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If you're concerned about potential health risks and environmental impact of prolonged, frequent use of household cleaners containing strong chemicals, natural disinfectants provide a suitable alternative. The best natural disinfectants include hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, hot water, and some essential oils.
Evidence suggests that natural disinfectants can be as effective at killing germs as chemical cleaners like bleach.
In a 2018 study published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, researchers found that hydrogen peroxide was more effective at killing some forms of bacteria than harmful compounds, typically found in chemical disinfectants.
Additionally, peracetic acid is an organic chemical compound that is a very effective antimicrobial agent and is highly effective against a broad range of microorganisms.
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