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Steam-Cleaning Melons?

Consumers aren’t likely to clean their cantaloupes with a steam cleaner, but an ARS scientist did just that to show that the concept could be an effective way to reduce bacterial contamination on the surface of cantaloupes. The treatment didn’t harm the flavor or quality of the melon, either.

Read "Steam Makes Melons Safer" to learn more.