The purpose of washing vegetables and fruits is to remove dust, pesticides and germs. Bacteria include E. coli, Salmonella and noroviruses that can cause foodborne illness.
Nutritionists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration say the way vegetables or fruits are usually washed at home before they are used does not meet health standards.
According to experts, it is important to wash vegetables or fruits with running water. And after washing hard vegetables or fruits comes a small round brush, it is better to clean it.
After washing, clean the surface of the vegetable or fruit with a dry and clean towel or tissue paper so that if there are any germs, etc. left on it, they will also be cleaned.
However, the FDA says about the fruits and vegetables in the package from the company that if it has clear instructions that it is not necessary to wash it, you can eat it without washing it.