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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29-07-2013 14:17 #41
29-07-2013 14:55 #42
If its got sand on it ill rinse it. lol thats about the extent of my fruit and veg washing
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29-07-2013 14:57 #43
29-07-2013 14:58 #44
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
29-07-2013 15:06 #45Senior Member
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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
29-07-2013 15:07 #46
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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29-07-2013 15:10 #47
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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29-07-2013 15:53 #48
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.
29-07-2013 16:03 #49
I wash it if there is dirt on it, or bugs.
29-07-2013 17:36 #50
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