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I have used the same method to clean raw produce for over 60 years and have not
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Posted to Thread #30093 at 5:12 pm on Jan 21, 2018
had any issues with anything. When I get my lettuce home, I cut off the root, give it a good rinse under the faucet, then submerge in fresh water in my salad spinner bowl, and let it soak for about an hour. Lettuce is spun until all water is removed, then put into zip lock bags. I do the same with any packaged lettuce I buy, which is not very much. Fruits, and hard veggies such as zucchini, squash, cukes, get a scrub under the faucet with warm water using a home made scrubber I buy from my hair cutter. see link. Then I use a clean paper towel to dry, prior to cutting the fruit or veggie. Mom always used a brush, but I like the scrubbers because they can go through the dishwasher or washing machine.
My husband consumes a lot of grapes, all year long, He puts them into a wire colander, and rinses with water several times, then lets them dry before putting into fridge.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 30093. Is it safe to buy romaine yet? Been very quiet. [NT] - Anna_X - 7:37pm on 01/19/18 (10)
- Our neighborhood market, which has gone mostly organic has romaine, and purple leaf - KarenNoCA - 8:56pm on 01/19/18
- what method are you using to clean your vegetables at home? [NT] - pmassell_93 - 9:33pm on 01/19/18
- I have a spray bottle filled with a mixture of vinegar and water. I spray then rinse. [NT] [LINK] - CynUpstateNY - 2:47pm on 01/20/18
- I use this veggie wash that I buy at Publix in the veggie dept. [NT] [LINK] - orchid - 7:31pm on 01/21/18
- I have used the same method to clean raw produce for over 60 years and have not [LINK] - KarenNoCA - 5:12pm on 01/21/18
- They say that water alone is not enough to get rid of salmonella - cheezz - 8:08pm on 01/22/18
- Another discussion on this subject by Modern Farmer [NT] [LINK] - KarenNoCA - 8:36pm on 01/21/18
- Good article but I take exception to the phrase "vinegar is disgusting"! ;-) [NT] - CynUpstateNY - 1:23am on 01/22/18
- THank you. That is exactly how I feel about washing produce! [NT] - Charley - 12:32pm on 01/22/18
- Good Question Anna. Our local supermarket never removed romaine from the shelves, yet a local - barb_b - 1:09pm on 01/24/18