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Washing Vegi's and fruit...

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by DAKA, May 5, 2018.

  1. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Fort Lauderdale
    Do you wash your fruit/vegi's...lettuce..even if it is "triple washed?
    What do you use?
  2. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Very Tilted

    Pacific Northwest
    Yes, I rinse them with water. What do you use?
  3. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Fort Lauderdale
    On hard skinned .. ie: Apples, Pears, Celery Peppers, Potatoes I use dish washing liquid and the dish brush and rinse very well...Lettuce I put in the "spinner" rinse with lots of water and spin....even "triple" washed..
  4. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    I hardly ever wash veggies, unless obviously dirty. Hardly ever for apples, pears, tomatoes. I wash celery and especially leeks. Grapes get a quick rinse. I wash mushrooms and leaf lettuces. I grew up on a farm, was out in the dirt all the time. I think it gave me a good immune system. I'm rarely sick.
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  5. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Large City, TX
    Above ground veggies get a good rinsing with water, root veggies get a very thorough rinsing & scrubbing with nylon dish washing brush.

    I've never felt compelled to use washing liquid. I recall one of the major companies marketed a detergent for veggies, but I think it disappeared as quickly as moist toilet paper :eek:.
  6. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Fort Lauderdale
    As I wash the Vegi's etc, I don't really see any "dirt" being washed off, but, It makes me feel better....
  7. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pav├ęs, la plage Donor

    Washing veg isn't always about the dirt. For me it's about the pesticides and other crap they might pick up along route from field to my kitchen. The fact that some are getting e-coli and listeria from things like lettuce is quite disturbing.
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