Finding viable fruit at the grocery store is a difficult feat and I’ll be the first to admit that buying those containers of already cut fresh fruit, despite the slightly more expensive price tag, has been a load off of my shoulders at times, but should we be doing this? Dr. Joseph Mercola’s new blog post outlines a few of the reasons why you might want to avoid this section. From the increased risk of poisoning to the global impact from the plastic packaging, reading this post may make you feel more informed and ready to make better decisions about pre cut fruit.
- Pre-cut fruit may be convenient, but it brings with it increased risk of food borne illness.
- Pre-cut fruit is more expensive than whole fruit, and contributes to landfill waste due to plastic packaging.
- Thanks to exposure to light, pre-cut fruit loses its vitamins more quickly than whole fruit.
“As you choose your fruits and vegetables, keep in mind that whole food is best.”