Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables to Get Rid of Nasty Fruit Flies

If you want to rid your produce of fruit fly eggs, you might be wondering how to wash fruits and vegetables effectively. The conventional way of doing it is simply giving it a rinse on the sink, but will water from the tap really be enough? The FDA recommends washing all produce with clean running water before preparing (e.g. slicing, peeling, or cooking) and eating them. Firm fruits and vegetables like cucumbers or watermelons can also be scrubbed with a produce brush. Pre-washed items labelled ready-to-eat can be safe to eat immediately as long as there’s no cross-contamination.