Avoid an Attack by a Killer Tomato
about those side dishes? "Fruits and vegetables deserve the same
consideration before you put them on your plate," says nutritionist
Phyllis Freedman. "They aren't as likely to be bacteria-prone, but it
pays to make sure your produce is clean."
Here's some advice:
Rinse produce in cool water just before preparing a meal. Avoid
soap which leaves a residue.
To retain freshness, store in airtight plastic containers
instead of metal bowls.
Scrub root vegetables, like potatoes, to remove dirt.
Washing produce before slicing it prevents the knife from
dragging bacteria from the surface to the inside.