• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why You Need to Wash Produce

August 15, 2016

a person washing vegetables and fruits under kitchen water faucetDo you wash the avocados before cutting them up for guacamole? How about the melon you'll slice up for the fruit salad — does it get a rinse?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says, in most cases, you should be washing fruits and vegetables. But, there are some exceptions.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with Angie Murad, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program dietitian, about the best ways to prep your produce for summer meals and snacks.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:08) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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