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Desifection of Greens and Fruit

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Steven:

--- Quote from: water duck on June 24, 2006, 01:44:14 PM ---the chef in me forbid me to wash mushrooms, strawberries, raspberries, they absorb so much water , it becomes like sponge.
i usually use a kitchen brush.
--- End quote ---

Ouch!  ::)
A kitchen brush to wash raspberries?
<note to self: never go over to Water Duck's house for dinner to eat fruit since it would be like mush>  ;D

allopathicholistic:
 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
LOL Steven!
 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

alisenjafi:
I can't help but think of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer washes and prepares his food as he washes himself in the shower.
Cheers
Johnny

CC:
I agree with LWood...I use a mild bleach/water solutions for leafy type vegestable, the rest I simply wash as I would dishes....with dishwashing soap and rinse thoroughly.    They always recommend washing cuts with plain old soap and  water as one of best means of disinfection, no different with fruits and veggies....especially smooth skin ones like plums, nectarines, tomatoes, peppers, etc....  Quick and easy...

The key is...do something to disinfect, especially if your CD4 is below 300...

frenchpat:
I have to side with Siang here,

the chef and veggie in me buys organic food mostly and washes the veg in clear water. Lots of greens, like lettuce, have water soluble vitamines that will go if you leave it to soak for too long. I am more concerned by the pesticides than the stray bug. Also, if you steam your veg you are already killing off most of what could be hidding there.

This thread reminds me of my time on a tropical island with no running water where we washed everything in a solution of clorox and therefore felt safe (despite the uuurrrgggghhhh taste :P) until I found out that most of our tinned stuff (a big no-no for me) was way past the sale by date  ;D  - hey, no one died!!

Pat

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