Using natural oils to kill pathogens on fruits and vegetables

N.C. State has been researching the use of natural oils to clean fruits and vegetables.

…Researchers at N.C. State and the University of Tennessee are experimenting with the use of oils extracted from herbs or spices to kill dangerous pathogens such as E. coli, listeria and salmonella on organically grown tomatoes, cantaloupe and other produce.

Vermont Soap is already using the cleaning power of natural, plant-based oils in our Produce Magic Fruit & Veggie Wash! It’s nice to see science exploring organic options to clean the foods we eat instead of coming up with another man-made chemical-based cleaner.

Read more about the research being done at N.C. State here.

Learn more about Produce Magic Fruit and Veggie Wash here.

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