Experts believe the average number of hands that touch products like apples, peaches and lettuce before they reach your kitchen is around 20. And since different hands can carry different illness-causing germs, it’s imperative that you wash your produce, whether it’s organic or conventionally grown. One of the easiest ways to do so is to soak your produce before you prepare it for eating; just soak it in 3 parts water with 1 part white vinegar. The water will help remove dirt and residue, and the vinegar is a mild antiseptic. Rinse and then prepare.
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