Sandria Godwin, PhD, RD, LDN, a professor from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Tennessee State University said that consumers need to wash the apples because most apples eaten with the skin.
According to the center of the control and disease prevention U.S., more than 9 million people sick every year because the contaminated food consumption, including vegetables and fruits. For people with a bad immune system, eat the fruit of the contaminated can invite disease.
Bacterial pathogens that must be monitored among others E. coli, salmonella, listeria and norovirus. Humans infected with pathogens are experienced diarrhea, fever, renal failure, and urinary tract infections.
Meanwhile, Davida Margolin, a lecturer in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire add, contamination can also occur when the fruit falls to the ground and contact with dirt in animals in the land.
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Based on a study from Tennessee State University, contamination bacteria can also be derived from the drawer vegetables in the refrigerator. Often times the vegetables and fruits are never cleaned. "Wash properly by rubbing apples using the palms of both hands under water flows,"suggestions Sandria.