Fresh fruits and vegetables add nutrients to the daily diet. Having healthy portions of fresh fruits and vegetables provides important health benefits and help protect from heart disease, stroke, and can help manage a person’s weight. However, sometimes these fruits and vegetables contain germs – mainly bacteria, such as Salmonella, E. coli, and others, that can make a person sick upon consumption.
Bacteria can get onto fruit and vegetables in several ways. They may be present in water used for irrigation, organic fertilizer, or may come through droppings from birds and other animals.
Why sanitizing fruits and vegetables is important?
Most bacteria are in the soil which is attached to the vegetables. Washing to remove any soil is, therefore, particularly important. Bacteria may be present on the surface too. Washing will help remove bacteria, including E.coli, from the surface of fruits and vegetables. Ideally, fruits and vegetables must be washed under a running tap and rub them underwater or in a bowl of fresh water before consumption. Washing vegetables can also eliminate any residue left by harmful pesticides. Ways to sanitize fruits and vegetables.
Research says that washing fruits and vegetables with salt-water helps in removing most of the pesticide present on the surface of fruits.
A solution with 10% vinegar, 90% of water can help remove all the bacteria and pesticides.
Dipping fruits and vegetables in warm water for a short can remove pesticides and chemicals from the surface.
Inspite of using all the above-said sanitation methods, if the water used to wash fruits and vegetables is unhealthy, there is always a possibility of infection. Hence using a chlorine-based sanitizing tablets to first clean the water and then wash the fresh produce is extremely important. The solution can be prepared to dissolve Bactafree – S tablets in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes.
Application of Bactafree – S tablets
Bactafree – S tablets are a safe, effective, and affordable way to sanitize water storage tanks at home which is used for food preparation. This is advantageous especially in monsoon where the water is more susceptible to infections. Chlorine for fruits and vegetables is the best way to disinfect in a small area, even in a bucket.
Hotels find this disinfection method extremely cheaper than the rest of the methods which use a lot of electricity or other resources. Bactafree – S tablets are ideal for hotels for disinfecting swimming pools which needs a lot of water volume and maintenance.
Hospital required ones of the most robust disinfections owing to handling equipment which do not spread germs between patients. Bactafree – S tablets find the best utility in the hospital industry.
Bactafree – S is a product of the world’s renowned pharmaceutical company Precise Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
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