Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a well-balanced diet. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower your risk of many health conditions:
High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancers.
But if they’re not handled and stored properly, fruits and veggies can also become a source of food-borne pathogens., they can become contaminated with listeria, salmonella, or other bacteria.
Their taste, texture, and appearance can also suffer.
5 steps to preserve fruits and vegetables from harmful contaminants:
1- Wash Fruit before you eat it
2- Store it unwashed
3- Store fruits and vegetables separately from raw meat and dairy products
4- Avoid moisture
5- Keep Tomato, bananas, potatoes, lemons, limes out of your refrigerator in a cool dry place.