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Should I Wash My Produce With Filtered Water?

Filtered water has many household benefits include better-tasting water, smoother skin, and softer clothing. One major benefit that homeowners don’t always think about is that filtered water is the best way to ensure your food is clean and contaminant-free. 

If you wash your produce before eating it, you’re already ahead of the game. If you’re using unfiltered water, that can be a cause for concern. Before taking a bite of an apple rinsed in underneath unfiltered tap water, here are some things to consider:

Why Do I Need to Wash My Vegetables Anyway?

Today, most farmers and produce suppliers use chlorine to remove bacteria, dirt, and mold from their produce. However, chlorine exposure has been linked to multiple health concerns, such as skin allergies and organ damage. 

In addition to chlorine exposure, not rinsing your produce before use may expose you to foodborne outbreaks. Many fruits and vegetables are eaten raw, and therefore, there is no cooking involved — which could destroy harmful pathogens. Foods such as potatoes could still have dirt on their skin. Unwashed, raw produce could potentially cause you to be ill.

Benefits of Using Filtered Water on Your Produce

Top Michelin Star chefs use filtered water in their restaurants to clean and cook their food —  and you can do this at home as well. Water that has gone through a filtration system has gone through a contamination-removing process. Filtering your water removes high levels of minerals and chemicals from your water supply before it hits your drinking water and produce.

Washing your fruits and vegetables with filtered water will help to prevent possible foodborne illnesses and remove any harmful contaminants. 

How to Wash Your Fruits and Vegetables

After you’ve installed your water filtration system,  you should take a few moments to make sure you are getting the cleanest produce as possible. Here are some tips:

  • Wash your hands in hot, soapy water before and after food preparation.
  • Clean countertops, cutting boards, knives, and utensils before and after cutting your food to avoid bacteria contamination.
  • Soak produce that has a lot of nooks and crannies (such as broccoli, escarole, or cauliflower) in filtered water for one to two minutes. This will ensure all dirt and unwanted chemicals are completely removed.

Add a Water Filtration System Today!

There’s no need to wait for a cleaner, fresher water. Our family of staff at Aquarius Water Conditioning is dedicated to providing our community the water filtration and water treatment you need for clean, safe water 24 hours a day. To schedule your free in-home water analysis and quote, call us at 888-741-9025.

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