It is best to wash most fruits and vegetables in cold water just before eating. Some exceptions are leaf lettuce which can be rinsed, wrapped in damp paper towels, placed in a plastic bag and refrigerated to preserve crispness. Other fruits, like strawberries, will deteriorate quickly if washed then stored. The skin of most fruits and vegetables contains many vitamins, minerals and especially fiber. When eating an apple, for instance, don’t peel away the goodness! If you eat an apple whole or in slices, keep the skin on for extra fiber. Other fruits, like bananas, for instance, have the skin to protect the fruit and are not meant for consumption. For more information on fruit and veggie selection and storage, click here.