Dietetic and cooking techniques: fruits

Procedures for selecting, washing and disinfecting fruits.
When choosing, do not buy fruits with the following characteristics:
whose parts, peel or flesh are soft or have molded or changed color;that present any changes in their characteristic color, consistency or smell;that present too little or too much moisture.
Remove the deteriorated parts and units.
Wash the fruits with fresh water, one by one.
Submerse the fruits for ten minutes in chlorinated water using a product made for this purpose (read the label).
Wash your hands very well before eating fruits.
Preferably keep fruits refrigerated until ready to serve.

To learn more, please refer to the Brazilian Food Guide, available at the SANS Network library or at the Ministry of Health website.