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    Also what is the deal with frozen fruit (strawberries etc.) that you buy from the freezer section in woolies/coles?
    Should we be washing these before use too or have they already been washed?

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    If its got sand on it ill rinse it. lol thats about the extent of my fruit and veg washing

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBid View Post
    If its got sand on it ill rinse it. lol thats about the extent of my fruit and veg washing
    Same!

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    There is no risk of listeria in frozen berries as the fruit is frozen and it wouldn't survive - however blueberries/strawberries etc are one of the dirty dozen ( foods containing the most pesticide/chemical residue) so I only buy organic berries ( the frozen ones are not as expensive as the fresh ones!) and they are pre washed before freezing

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    Fruit and veggies are not considered a high risk for listeria unless they are pre packaged and cut and there is no risk if the veggies are cooked. I wash fruit due to not knowing who has touched it,I'm more thorough with salad and fruit that touches soil like strawberries

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    I don't wash everything. If its being peeled, I leave it. If its being cooked, I leave it. But things like lettuce, celery and herbs I do rinse - mainly to get the sand and bugs off them.

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    It's not listeria that is the worry when washing fruit and veg, toxoplasmosis is the reason you should wash your fruit and veg.

    ETA: and chemicals if not organic, and other people's dirty hands
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    I wash apples and pears thoroughly, things that you eat with skin on, ever since I bit into an apple with nasty, bitter chemicals on it. Everything else is either peeled or rinsed quickly.

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    I wash it if there is dirt on it, or bugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I wash it if there is dirt on it, or bugs.
    Oh yes I do this too actually. So my 'never wash fruit and veg' claim was an exaggeration. And a bit icky, even for me


 

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