Fruits and vegetables are an essential source of good quality carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Especially the skin of the fruits and vegetables, which have tremendous nutritional value. Traditionally we have been told to keep the skin on and consume fruits & vegetables with it where palatable.
No need to peel the skin off
The skin of fruits and vegetables are packed with some amazing nutrients, nutrients that help balance your body and contribute to balancing your hormones. There is no point compromising on the value one can get from the skin by peeling them off.
What is required is safe handling of fruits and vegetables such that you can still get the most nutrition out of fresh fruits and vegetables without risking an infection.
3 steps to handle fruits and vegetables safely during Covid-19
Follow the following steps to safely handle the fruits and vegetables;
- Wash your hands – Ensure that you are free of any virus particles. If you just came back from outside, there is no harm in either washing your hands, changing your clothes or perhaps even a shower. Showering would make sure that there is absolutely no chance of the virus transferring from any of the surfaces you may have come in contact with and the fruits and vegetables.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly. This ensures that you are washing away the virus particulates
- Place the fruits and vegetables in a container and place them in the refrigerator.
Alternative to Fresh Fruits & vegetables
Frozen fruits & vegetables have an equivalent nutritional value as fresh fruits & vegetables. For example, a frozen mix berry blend is an excellent source of good quality fruits. You can alternate between fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables to prolong the period between grocery visits.