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Do you need to wash packaged greens: the answer is categorical

Yulia PoteriankoNews
Even a few microorganisms in the package can turn into a problem

Ready-made salad mixes or portioned greens sold in supermarkets are a very convenient choice - you just open the package and the dish is ready. But the debate over whether it should be washed before consumption continues unabated.

OBOZREVATEL tells you what experts say about this. They conducted a study of such products and gave the final answer.

First of all, you need to pay attention to the packaging. If it contains a warning that the greens have been washed, they can be considered relatively safe and consumed directly from the package. However, the results of a detailed study of such products have shown that they still contain a certain amount of bacteria and contaminants, so experts advise washing them before consumption.

In particular, it is better to do so because the package in which the packaged greens are transported creates a humid environment favorable for the development of microorganisms. Therefore, the ingress of one microbe can turn into a full-fledged contamination.

In general, nutritionists call greens one of the most valuable additions to the diet. As a rule, it is very rich in nutrients. For example, parsley contains a large dose of vitamins B, A, PP, E, iron, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and is also a source of beta-carotene. A portion of arugula will enrich your dinner with a daily dose of vitamin K and a considerable amount of vitamins A, E, B and C, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron and phosphorus. In addition, arugula has a good effect on the digestive process.

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