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Is it necessary to wash fruits, like blueberries, before freezing?


It is recommended that all fruits and vegetables be washed before freezing. Microorganisms are always present in the air and soil even though they are invisible. Washing eliminates or cuts down the amount which may be present.

               

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 

 


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