1. Wash your hands with soap and water before handling the fruits.
2. Rinse the fruits under cold running water.
3. Scrub the surface of the fruits with a vegetable brush gently. You can also use your hands to rub the surface of the fruits.
4. If the fruits have firm skins like apples or pears, they can be rubbed with a clean cloth to remove any dirt or residue.
5. For fruits with soft skins, like berries or grapes, place them in a colander and gently rinse them under cold running water, taking care not to bruise or damage them.
6. If you have concerns about pesticides or other contaminants, you can also soak the fruits in a solution of water and vinegar. Add one part vinegar and four parts water to a bowl and soak the fruits for 10-15 minutes, then rinse them well with cold water.
7. Dry the fruits with a clean towel or paper towels before storing or eating.