About N.S. Apples
and Cooking | Apple Attractions
of N.S. Apples and Pears |
for N.S. Apples | Purchasing
| Keeping Apples
at Home | Keeping Pears at Home
and Juice | Nutrition
Facts | Food
Safety | Waxing
practices can improve the cleanliness of fresh fruits and
vegetables. Wash produce under clean running tap water before
serving. Washing helps to remove microorganisms and dirt. Washing
with soap is not necessary (but if you choose to do so,
thoroughly rinse off the soap to avoid intestinal upset).
Throw away outer leaves of vegetables such as lettuce and
cabbage. Peel fruits and vegetables when appropriate. Scrub
certain hearty vegetables, like potatoes and carrots, if
you plan to eat the fiber-rich and nutritious skin.
to Nova Scotia apples, pears and associated products,
consumers can rest assured that Nova Scotia producers are
well aware of concerns about contamination and that Nova
Scotia products already have an excellent safety record. The Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association Board of Directors supports the CHC On-Farm Food Safety Program (see On Farm Food Safety) and therefore it does not support the spreading of biosolids.