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Guest Blog: The Facts About Produce Nutrition & Safety


The safety and nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables is verified by decades of science. Toxicology studies and analyses confirm the safety while nutrition research shows the numerous health benefits of eating a produce-rich diet.  The body of scientific research should reassure consumers that whether they choose organic or conventional produce, they can eat both with confidence and the right choice is to always eat more.

Let’s take a quick look at just a few of those studies:

But maybe you are more interested in other benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.  Well, peer reviewed research has also found that eating lots of produce results in your skin developing a healthy, attractive glow, mental well-being improves and you may sleep better.

For those who still have produce safety concerns, just wash your fruits and vegetables.  According to the federal Food and Drug Administration, washing fruits and vegetables under running tap water often removes or eliminates residues, if they are present at all.  But remember, never use soap or detergents when washing produce – running tap water only.

Read, learn choose but eat more fruits and vegetables every day.

This is a guest blog provided by The Alliance for Food & Farming. 

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