Did You Know-Melons
What do you do when you bring home melons like cantaloupes, honeydews, and watermelons? You put them on a cutting board and slice them right? WRONG!
As the CDC confirms, even when you’re not consuming the peel or rind, fruit can still be contaminated if not rinsed properly.
Foodborne pathogens like salmonella and listeria can easily be transferred from the outside portion of fruit to the inside, where the edible part resides, if proper cleaning techniques are not observed.
People do not immediately think about washing the rind of their melons before cutting them, because they only eat the inside, however, the knife touches the rind first pushing any contaminates into the portion we eat.