A recent article published in The Conversation raised the question of whether washing fruit and vegetables was necessary or just a paranoid waste of time.
The simple answer is that fresh fruit and vegetables can potentially contain allergens and pathogens (also referred to as ‘bugs’) such as Listeria, strains of E.coli, and Salmonella. Generally, contamination with bugs or microbes is the most prevalent, so washing our produce before consumption significantly reduces the levels of nasty bacteria, and minimises the risk of foodborne infections.
In addition to this, many wash fruit and vegetables because of the concern that the harsh chemicals used to kill the allergens and pathogens are still on the surface of the produce. This is where a product like eWater sanitiser is incredibly effective. It removes unwanted organic matter such as dirt in addition to killing the pesticides and pathogens and because it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals, it doesn’t ruin the freshness of the food or taint the produce in anyway. Better yet, it improves the shelf life.
After a natural electrolysis process the eWater solutions are mirco-charged and penetrate the walls of bacteria. As bacteria is responsible for the degeneration process of food, after the solutions are applied, the lifecycle of food is greatly improved.
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