Probiotics Effective in Keeping Cantaloupes Safe to Eat

Just as probiotics can bring a wide range of benefits to your health, they can also make produce safer, according to new University of Connecticut research on cantaloupes.

This is good news, because the bumpy, net-like surface of a cantaloupe provides plenty of hiding places for bacteria to attach and weather the washing and disinfection steps in processing, allowing safe passage for pathogens to consumers’ plates.