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Why is it important to wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking them?

Jun 25, 2018

A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. And when we think of a healthy diet, we sure cannot forget our fruits and vegetables. We rely on fruits and vegetables for most of the vitamins and minerals required for our body. They contain essential nutrients that can help the body remain healthy and disease free. However, one can never be too sure about the origin of the produce one consumes.

We live in a world where most of us do not grow our own produce and therefore depend upon the thriving markets to get our groceries. The fruits and vegetables we consume are grown in farms. These farms use a variety of methods such as fertilizers and pesticides to make sure that the harvest is optimum. Even organic farms use fertilizers of organic origin such as manure, green manure, and bone meal as well as biological pest control. Fruits and vegetables produced at the farm can also get contaminated in the process of transporting them to various parts of the world. Bacteria and dust can easily settle on the outside of the produce while lying in storage or while being displayed in the markets. Thus, before you enjoy the fruits of your labour (pun intended), it is important that you make sure that you are in fact eating just the fruit and not some cocktail of harmful or even inedible products used in its conception.

How can this be done you ask? Simple! Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly before you eat them. It is important that before peeling your fruits and vegetables, they must be washed properly to remove any visible dirt and also other products that might not be visible to the naked eye. The best approach is to make sure that the water used to wash your fruits and vegetables is clean and safe as well. You want to wash the harmful products off, not add to it!

Now the next question that arises is – Can tap water be used to wash the fruits and vegetables? And the answer depends on the quality of your home's municipal water supply. While tap water is treated for contamination by Municipalities, there is a chance that it can carry organic or inorganic pollutants. So, what can we do? Using filtered water from a water purifier not only eliminates the possibility of water-borne diseases but also makes sure that the food you consume is safe and healthy.

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