So recently I have become so extremely paranoid about listeria, I am 29 weeks and earlier in my pregnancy it was always a concern and I was aware but now for some reason it is literally playing on my mind 24/7, I worry about everything I am eating and even having nightmares (I sincerely hope this isn't a sign)! Even things like milk I found a thread on bubhub about it being recalled for listeria!
Anyway, my question for you is how are you all washing ur fruit and veg? How long is enough time under running water and do I need to scrub or use anything? I read that cucumbers should be scrubbed as they are a high risk for listeria! I have not been doing this.
I think I really need to stop Googling. Someone please tell me I am not the only paranoid crazy pregnant lady here lol
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26-07-2013 19:54 #1
How do you wash your fruit and veg?
26-07-2013 20:02 #2
Why not just peel them if it stresses you so much? I have never washed more than a quick rinse under the tap but I'm pretty lazy like that
26-07-2013 20:06 #3
I wash ours with a fruit and veggie wash ( enviro wash ) just fill up sink with water, add a few drops of this and let soak for a few minutes then rinse - I use apple cider vinegar as a substitute as well - we use mainly organic fruit and veg so I find they have more dirt than store bought ones! I keep the skin on most things ( more nutrients!) and we eat a lot of raw veggies so I'm a bit over the top with making sure they are clean !
26-07-2013 20:17 #4
26-07-2013 20:19 #5
I soak everything in a vinegar and water bath for about an hour, then rinse. Although I don't do mushrooms because the vinegar makes them go funny, so wash them under warm water before use, they get cooked anyways.
26-07-2013 20:24 #6
I also thought the fear with fruit and veg was more toxoplasmosis rather than listeria?? Either way they're not good!
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26-07-2013 20:43 #10
I just wash them with cold water long enough to do the whole thing...that's it.
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