You eat fresh green vegetables and fruits everyday. They are the sources of different vitamins essential to your health. But they could be dangerous and give rise to several health hazards unless they are washed. Vegetables and fruits contain contaminants. The main source of contamination is the soil on which they grow. Besides, they also get contaminated from the pesticides applied to them at the time of preparation and storage. Bacteria grow on them during this time. If vegetables and fruits are not washed properly before consuming, then many food borne illnesses may occur. Diseases which may occur due to the presence of Bacteria are Salmonella, E.coli and Literia.
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