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Is it safe to eat frozen fruit?

  1. Good question! In this section, HealthNet will look for the answers to gnawing questions. This time: is it safe to eat frozen fruit?

  1. Norovirus  is known to be present on soft fruits such as raspberries or blueberries. Frozen fruit can also be contaminated with it. The virus survives the cold. An infection of it causes stomach flu, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, fever, headache, stomach pain and stomach cramps. The symptoms usually last for one to four days. In young children and people with a weakened immune system, the complaints can last a lot longer.

Heat fruit

  1. Vegetables and fruit, especially soft fruit, are susceptible to the norovirus. Therefore it is good to wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly, especially if you do not remove the skin. To be on the safe side, it is best to heat (frozen) fruit for a minute if you want to use it for a smoothie, for example. Viruses and bacteria cannot survive a temperature above 70 degrees Celsius.

Still infected

  1. The norovirus is not dangerous but it is very contagious, especially through the hands and toilet use. If you have contracted an infection, it is important to wash your hands regularly with soap and to keep the toilet clean. Towels must also be replaced in time. Drinking a lot is important to combat dehydration. Do you also have a good question? Send us an email.

  2. The norovirus is not dangerous but it is very contagious, especially through the hands and toilet use. If you have an infection, it is important to wash your hands regularly with soap and to keep the toilet clean. Towels must also be replaced in good time. Drinking a lot is important to combat dehydration. Do you also have a good question? Send us an email.



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