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    I only wash them under the tap.. But with some of the stories I've heard from dp who works in the markets, I should do more!.. Ignorance is bliss lol

    Eta. I'm not preg though so not overly worried about that sort of thing
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    I wash very thoroughly with water. But I don't do it quickly I give them a good scrub just with hands and make sure ive covered all areas. I am pedantic preg or not x

    Strawberries are the things that get most of my attention. And I peel mushrooms

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    I work in the wholesale fruit & veg markets...regardless of listeria you need to wash your fruit & veg purely because of the feral people handling it! Ewwww

    Also listeria is high risk for prepackaged & precut fruit & veg. Pre cut Lettuce & rock melon are big risks as perfect breeding environment for it.

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    Listeriosis is a very uncommon infection in Australia. Of non-pregnant cases there is 3 infections per 1million people each year and in pregnancy cases 4.6 cases per 100,000 births ( both Victorian stats) I'm not saying don't be careful, I still wash my veg before I use them although sometimes i forget to wash things like apples but since reading those stats on a government website I have to say, I'm definitely less stressed about it. If you think about it my all my trisomy risks are higher than listeria and I'm not worried about them!
    I'd say wash things how you did before you were pregnant and try to relax!

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    Just to add, I agree with a PP, I'm talking about whole veges/fruits.
    I've stayed clear of pre-prepared fruits salads/ salads they are a breeding grown for worse things than listeria!

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    We buy our fruit and veg from an organic farmers market I soak everything as soon as we get home in a vinegar and water solution in a big bowl for about 15min and then scrub with a vege brush (like a scrubbing brush) under running water, dry with paper towel and put in the fridge/fruit bowl. This way I don't have to soak/wash before every meal and snack.
    I don't notice a taste with the vinegar but always make sure I rinse everything thoroughly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    Does washing in vinegar make the fruit taste like vinegar?
    Not sure about fruit CrankOldCow but we wash our chicken in vinegar to get rid of that chicken sweat taste and it never tastes like vinegar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    Does washing in vinegar make the fruit taste like vinegar?
    I wash our fruit and veg in the sink using vinegar and water. I don't notice the taste of vinegar at all.

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    For everyone that uses vinegar is it just plain white vinegar?
    Thank u for all the replies!!

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    I use apple cider vinegar - never notice an after taste


 

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