Kale is Cool!
Source: April Ward,
Calfornia Leafy Green Products
popularity of the leafy green kale, historically used as a garnish or cooked
beyond recognition, has been quite astounding. Had you bought kale stock
in 2011, you’d be a rich person today. Now the proclaimed “super
food” is often eaten raw in salads and used as a juicing ingredient.
Even with a
rigorous farm food safety program in place, consumers should practice safe-handling methods in the
kitchen to reduce the risk of foodborne illness and keep your family
healthy. Keep greens cool in the refrigerator and avoid
cross-contamination with raw meats (or cutting boards!). To answer a
popular question, when you bring home bagged salads (including kale), the Partnership
for Food Safety Education recommends that you do not wash bagged greens
marked washed or ready to eat.
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