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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    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
    Hi what brands are organic? Don't think I've seen them at my local Coles. I've been putting that little fact about chemical residue on frozen berries in the 'if I don't think about it, it isn't true' box in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peasmum View Post
    Hi what brands are organic? Don't think I've seen them at my local Coles. I've been putting that little fact about chemical residue on frozen berries in the 'if I don't think about it, it isn't true' box in my head.
    Creative gourmet do an organic range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peasmum View Post
    Hi what brands are organic? Don't think I've seen them at my local Coles. I've been putting that little fact about chemical residue on frozen berries in the 'if I don't think about it, it isn't true' box in my head.
    I get Elgin organic from my organic shop
    http://www.harvestime.com.au/organics.php
    You might be able to find them online or someone told me that Woolworths Macro brand has organic frozen fruit and veg now

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    there are commercial washes available said to "thoroughly clean" fruits and vegetables but it isn't really any better than soap and water. gently rub fruits and vegetables under running water, including the parts you dont eat.

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    Vinegar is an effective way of cleaning fruits such as grapes and apples to get rid of all the nastiness in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenPayne View Post
    Vinegar is an effective way of cleaning fruits such as grapes and apples to get rid of all the nastiness in it.
    No offence but I don't buy this at all. Vinegar may have some effect on the outside skin but won't remove anything that has been absorbed into the fruit/veg interior. Which is where most of the pesticides will be.

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    This might shed some light on the debate re pesticides / organic v nonorganic.
    http://youtu.be/jlqk8oV1FVI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    No offence but I don't buy this at all. Vinegar may have some effect on the outside skin but won't remove anything that has been absorbed into the fruit/veg interior. Which is where most of the pesticides will be.
    yes, i agree about the part where it wont be able to rid it of the pesticides and chemicals that it has absorbed inside. the best way to ensure you dont ingest chemicals is to buy organic.


 

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