How to Clean Vegetables
The Benefits of Clean Vegetables
Nothing tastes better than fresh picked vegetables right out of your own garden or field. They are juicy, all natural, and generally chemical free. If all vegetables could be fresh picked, wouldn’t our meals be so much more delicious?
Unfortunately, all of our vegetables are not fresh picked. Growing seasons, distance from stores, convenience, time, and money all require that we purchase our food from someone or somewhere else. As amazing as our distribution channels are, dirt and contamination are a reality as the fruits and vegetables arrive at the stores. This leaves us no choice but to clean our produce ourselves to ensure clean, wholesome, fresh and safe food. Using Veggie Crisp & Clean
will give you added confidence that you and your family are enjoying the freshest and safest food available.
How Can You Tell If You Have Clean Vegetables?
Other than dirt and visible grime, it is difficult to see if your vegetables are truly clean. This only emphasizes the importance of cleaning vegetables. Whether you are picking fresh fruit from your own garden or purchasing from the store, you never know what things of microscopic size could be lurking on your veggies. Always make sure to wash your vegetables before eating them.
How to Clean Vegetables
Always make sure to follow good principles of sanitation when preparing vegetables, before and after cleaning.
- Even if you plan to peel off the outside layer of a vegetable, you must still clean it. Bacteria and other contamination can seep inside when using a knife or a peeler.
- Never use a knife on clean vegetables after using it on contaminated foods. This is true of vegetables that have not been cleaned, but even truer of meats and dairy products.
- Never put clean vegetables on a cutting board, plate, or other surface that has not been washed after putting a contaminated food item on that surface.
- Always wash your hands after handling dirty vegetables and before handling clean ones.
- When storing foods in a refrigerator, always put them in a container or bag that will not allow them to be contaminated by other unwashed foods.
Much of the world does not have the convenience of clean food. We can do our part to help ourselves and others eat clean vegetables by cleaning them and maintaining clean habits. Make sure your food is prepared cleanly and we all can enjoy fresh, clean and safe vegetables.