International Nesties
Dear Community,

Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

If you have questions about this, please email [email protected]

Thank you.

Note: This only affects The Nest's community members and will not affect members on The Bump or The Knot.

How do you wash your fruits and veggies?

After seeing the post about the cucumbers, it got me thinking. How do you wash your fruits and veggies. Like green peppers and strawberries? Do you rinse or let them soak in water?
Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Re: How do you wash your fruits and veggies?

  • I'm sure this will not be a popular response, but I don't. Unless I see dirt on it, I don't wash it. 

    I'm ok so far (<--famous last words). 


    <a href=""><img src="" alt="FORUMTICKER.NET Ticker" border="0"/></a>
  • I just rinse most things. My MIL washes watermelons with soap and water before cutting it open. Isnt that a bit much?
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I'm like Meggers, I don't always wash veggies (unless I see dirt) if I am going to cook them or peel them. I'll rinse my fruit and veggies if I'm going to eat them fresh.
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic International Nesties Signature Challenge - Place I would most like to visit
  • I rinse them.
  • imagedulcemariamar1:
    I just rinse most things. My MIL washes watermelons with soap and water before cutting it open. Isnt that a bit much?

    My MIL does this, too. I do it sometimes. But when I do, I make sure to rinse off all the soup, unlike MIL. She's ruined entire perfectly good pieces of fruit by not rinsing off the soap before cutting. So sad.

  • For fruits/vegetables that I am not going to peel, I use a fruit and vegetable spray made of white vinegar and water.  If I peel them, I rinse them in cold water after peeling.
    I don't mind being held to a higher standard; I mind being held to a lower one. (Sam Seaborn, The West Wing)
  • I just rinse them or don't wash them at all (when it states that it's been washed on the packaging or so), unless I see lots of stuck on dirt, then I scrub that off.

    My food blog

    AlternaTickers - Cool, free Web tickers < br />

    What I'm looking forward to in 2012:

    eating our way through (northern) Italy on vacation.

    Eating our way through (northern) Italy on vacation

    <a href="" title="Home D
  • I rinse them off in water, whether I'm cooking them or not. Sometimes I also use lime juice on them if I'm concerned about pesticides (but obviously avoiding these sorts of foods is preferred).
  • Question to the 'rinsers', if you buy pre-packaged salads do you rinse them too? 
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic International Nesties Signature Challenge - Place I would most like to visit
  • I always used to just rinse.  Now that I'm pregnant, I am much stricter about washing my fruits / veggies, especially since the news of virus outbreak here.  I soak them, and then move my hand around like an "aggitator," in a washing machine.  I repeat two or three times with fresh water.  Then, I rinse them off.

    I don't buy the pre-packaged veggies.  But, there was a news report here recently, about a month ago, about how the pre-packaged veggies are bacteria breeding grounds.  They urged all people to wash their pre-packaged veggies before eating, even if it states that they are pre-washed. 

    BFP#1: 9/18/2010, Ectopic & Surgery 10/7/2010

    BFP #2: 4/30/2011 EDD 1/3/2012


    <a href="" title="Baby Names"><img src="" alt=" Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker" border="0" /></a>
  • I generally rinse, but if I have dishwashing soap in the sink, I might dip, and then rinse. I dont' buy prepackaged produced, but always wash salad, even pre-'washed', as it's usually a chlorine mix, and dont' fancy eating that...

    Mum to W (4) and M (nearly 2)
  • I'm with ctgirlingermany, I was so bad about washing fruit and veggie before I got pregnant and now I'm a washing crazed fool.  I always always always wash before eating now.  I usually rinse them really well, soak for a few minutes and then rinse again.  If it looks really dirty, then I use soap and water.

    Hubby used to freak out if I didn't wash the fruits and veggies before eating them.

    Our sweet little guy
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    My Israel Blog!
  • I rinse them and sometimes use soap.  I ALWAYS use soap on rind fruits that I'm going to cut into (watermelons, cantelopes, limes) because if there is bacteria on the rind and you cut into it, you'll get bacteria on the fruit.

    With veggies like potatoes, I scrub those puppies with a clean sponge or brush.

    Mushrooms get scrubbed and then soaked and scrubbed again. 

  • I rinse.  I don't buy much pre-packaged fruit and veg except for baby spinach and I always rise that anyway.  
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  •  I rinse most things. My MIL doesn't eat apple skins even if the apple has been rinsed, she made the point  to tell me as i was eating an apple with skins that the pesticides can cause infertility. I am sure that only occurs in high doses, but if we have trouble conceiving later, I dont want her to blame my apples, so i have honestly started that as well and just peel the apple. If I am going to cook the veg, I usually don't rinse at all.
  • I rinse them with white vinegar and water, unless for fruits - only water.

    If you do not peel them, better do it, because of the pesticides. Even though you don't see any dirt in it, the products they use still in it. 

Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards