Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by DAKA, May 5, 2018.
Do you wash your fruit/vegi's...lettuce..even if it is "triple washed?
What do you use?
Yes, I rinse them with water. What do you use?
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..
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.
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 .
As I wash the Vegi's etc, I don't really see any "dirt" being washed off, but, It makes me feel better....
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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