Are you one of those who grab the fruit and they eat it, without verifying that it is disinfected and perfectly washed? Then you are making a serious mistake. Remember that the health of our body depends on us taking care of it.
The General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety says that you have to wash the fruit before eating it, since this removes dirt, dirt, grease or other objectionable matter.
“Fresh fruits have been shown to be a major source of pathogens and chemical contaminants. Therefore, it is vital to wash all fruits, vegetables and vegetables with clean water and healthy before eating them”, maintains the dependency, taking as a source The Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In addition, the FDA points out that fresh produce can be contaminated in many ways: during its growth stage, both fruits and vegetables can become contaminated with soil, water or fertilizers; likewise, after harvest they pass through many hands and the risk of contamination increases.
Here are some steps to follow the wash and disinfect the fruits:
1.- Use low water pressure on fruits. It is important to check that it is drinking water
2.- Wash the fruits with the help of a brush, sponge or cloth.
3.- Do not cut the stem of the fruits before washing and disinfecting them, to prevent
microorganisms enter the interior of the food.
DOSE FOR THE DISINFECTANT SOLUTION (MINSA)
• Use 3 drops of bleach (disinfectants), for each liter of water.
• Let the fruits rest for 30 minutes.
• Then rinse them with clean water to consume them.