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CDC: Tips to Choose and Prepare Fruit and Vegetables Safely

During National Nutrition Month and year-round, eat safely prepared fruits and vegetables. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables gives important health benefits.

Our updated feature, Fruit and Vegetable Safety, explains how to safely select, clean, and prepare your fruits and vegetables and what groups of people are more likely to get a foodborne illness. The safest produce is cooked. If you’re eating fresh fruits or vegetables, make sure to wash them before eating, cutting, or cooking, unless the package says the contents have been washed.

This feature can also be found in Spanish.

From the CDC

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