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Properly preparing fresh, uncooked produce …

Article / Review by on January 4, 2010 – 1:00 amNo Comments

 Properly preparing fresh, uncooked produce is a must, and with this in mind, the elderly woman pictured here was teaching her grandson how to do just that

Properly preparing fresh, uncooked produce … Credit: Cade Martin

Properly preparing fresh, uncooked produce is a must, and with this in mind, the elderly woman pictured here was teaching her grandson how to do just that, while peeling a number of sweet potatoes.

She was imparting her knowledge of how to safely use a knife to accomplish the peeling. During such activities, when using shape instruments, injury prevention need be foremost in ones mind.

Prior to peeling the tubers, cleansing is also very important, which will remove environmental pollutants, such pesticides from the foods’ surfaces. Maintaining a sanitary kitchen is also an important aspect to food preparation, therefore, the countertop and sink needs to first be cleaned as well, using soap and fresh running tap water, in order to remove any pesticides or unwanted chemicals from their surfaces too.

It is quite important to check public health-related websites including the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ATSDR, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, as well as those agencies in your immediate area for advisories indicating whether or not eating specific kinds of fruits and vegetables is safe. These sites, linked below, will also inform you as to the proper methods used in preparing various foods.

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