Health Tip: Choose Safe Produce07/03/13
(HealthDay News) -- Fresher produce usually means safer produce,
so it's important to buy fruits and veggies as fresh as
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these
- If shopping at the farmer's market, go early to make sure
produce hasn't been sitting out all day.
- Buy produce in season, when possible.
- If you can't find satisfactory produce, ask the store manager
if more produce is available.
- Buy loose produce over packaged, so you have more control over
what you buy.
- Don't buy produce that has cuts, bruises or mold.
- Don't buy more produce than your family will eat in a
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