Even if there is no proven case of people getting infected with coronavirus through fruits and vegetables, you should always wash what you bring home and get rid of the dirt and bacteria before you cook it and put it in your mouth.
Here is some advice on how to properly wash your fruits and vegetables.
LETTUCES AND OTHER LEAFY GREENS: Put the greens in a large bowl of water and then swish them around to loosen their grit, wait a minute so the grit can drop to the bottom of the bowl, and then lift the greens out into a colander. And then, run them thoroughly in the colander under cold water.
ROOT VEGETABLES: Because these vegetables grow in the dirt, it is essential to wash them deeply. You should scrub them under running water using your hands or a vegetable brush.
MUSHROOMS: Some people don’t like to put mushrooms in water because they absorb it like a sponge and it makes them steam while put in a hot pan. However, you should always wash them by swishing them quickly in a colander under the hardest blast of water you can get from your sprayer. If you see any dirt remaining, pluck them off while rinsing and then spread them on a clean kitchen towel or paper towels to dry.
STURDY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: When it comes to asparagus, green beans, grapes, and cucumbers, you should rinse them very well under a high-pressure stream of water while gently rubbing them with your hands and then let them dry in a clean colander.
DELICATE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: Soft fruits and vegetables like ripe stone fruit and berries and tomatoes, should be rinsed under a low-pressure but steady stream of water while turning them carefully and gently with your hands to make sure all sides are clean. Then, place them on paper towels or a clean kitchen towel to dry.