It always pays to be safe than sorry. We should always wash our fruits and veggies to wash away bacteria that may cause illnesses. Here are simple tips on how to handle fresh produce.
PREP THE KITCHEN
Before preparing fruits and vegetables, wash your hands with warm water and soap and use hot soapy water to clean your cutting board, countertop and utensils.
Thoroughly rinse fresh produce under running tap water, including those with skins and rinds that are not eaten. Never use detergent or bleach to wash fresh fruits or vegetables. These products are not intended for consumption.
Rub firm skin fruits and vegetables under running tap water or scrub with a clean vegetable brush while rinsing with running tap water.