Diverse Bacteria On Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Vary With Produce Type, Farming PracticesDate:28 March 2013
Type:Nutrition & Health News
Sector:Fruits & Vegetables
28 Mar 2013
Fresh fruit and vegetables carry an abundance of bacteria on their surfaces, not all of which cause disease. In the first study to assess the variety of these non-pathogenic bacteria, scientists report that these surface bacteria vary depending on the type of produce and cultivation practices.
The results are published March 27 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Jonathan Leff and Noah Fierer at the University of Colorado, Boulder.