How To Properly Wash Fruits and Vegetables

Proper washing of produce helps to remove any dirt, residues, waxes, or pathogens that could be present.

We’re sharing tips on washing fruits and veggies to help you stay safe in the kitchen—because germ-free and food-safe is definitely the way to be!

The good news is that it’s really a simple process.  All you need to properly wash your produce is a clean work station & water!

Prepping Your Prep Space

Let’s start with some basics, always wash your hands with hot soapy water for 30 seconds or longer before and after preparing food.

From fragile leaves to tough skin, fruits and veggies have their own unique characteristics and care requirements.

Soak and Rinse 101

Produce marked “pre-washed” does not need additional cleaning if it is retailed in sealed packaging from the packer.

Soak and Rinse 101

Produce with a peel or rind, like bananas, melons and oranges, should always be cleaned regardless of which parts will be consumed.

Slice and Store

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