Washing and peeling vegetables is strongly recommended before you cook or eat them.

Fertilizers, insecticides and other poisonous products can accumulate in the skins of non- organic fruit and vegetables, so washing and peeling them is strongly recommended before you cook or eat them. The most practical knife for removing fruit and vegetable skins is a small kitchen knife. Other tools such as zesting knives, vegetable peelers and graters can also be used to peel the fruit and vegetables you enjoy. And if you don't have a small kitchen knife or zesting knife in the drawer, remember that a paring knife can also be very practical for peeling fruit and vegetables!