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Are fresh herbs dangerous since they are not cooked to kill bacteria?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not generally

So long as the herbs (or other vegetables) are grown under modern and sanitary conditions, they should be generally safe to eat raw.
It is, however, always a good idea to wash your fresh herbs and veggies, including salad greens, before eating them. If you're particularly concerned, there are special soaps you can use.

In brief: Not generally

So long as the herbs (or other vegetables) are grown under modern and sanitary conditions, they should be generally safe to eat raw.
It is, however, always a good idea to wash your fresh herbs and veggies, including salad greens, before eating them. If you're particularly concerned, there are special soaps you can use.
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