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    Cleaning fruit and veg.

    Over the last couple of weeks I have changed my diet to mainly fresh fruit and veg either juiced or eaten raw.
    Is rinsing them under the tap good enough to clean any nasty chemicals off them or is there a product I need to use?
    I am going through quite a few kilo's a day now so I'm starting to worry about pesticides and stuff.

    Cheers for any advice.
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    a good wash will suffice,good luck with the diet

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    How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

    Start by keeping your kitchen countertops, refrigerator, cookware and cutlery clean.
    Always wash your hands before preparing meals and handling fruits and vegetables.
    Keep fresh greens, fruits and vegetables away from uncooked meats to avoid cross-contamination.
    Choose healthy looking, ripe fruits and vegetables when you shop. Avoid bruised, moldy and mushy produce.
    Wait until just before you eat or prepare your fruits and vegetables to wash them. Fruits and vegetables have natural coatings that keep moisture inside, and washing them will make them spoil sooner.
    Wash all pre-packaged fruits and vegetables, even if the label claims they are pre-washed.
    Wash all parts of your fruits and vegetables, even if you don't plan on eating them. Bacteria can live on the rind of an orange or the skin of a cucumber, for example. Though you may peel them away and toss them in the trash, the bacteria can be transferred from the outside of the fruit or vegetable to the knife you use to cut them, and then onto the parts you will be eating.
    Gently rub fruits and vegetables under running water. Don't use any soaps, detergents, bleaches or other toxic cleaning chemicals. These chemicals will leave a residue of their own on your produce.
    Commercial sprays and washes sold for cleaning vegetables really aren't any better than cleaning thoroughly with plain water, so don't waste your money on them.
    Firmer fruits and vegetables, such as apples and potatoes, can be scrubbed with a vegetable brush (buy direct) while rinsing with clean water to remove dirt and residues.
    Remove and discard the outer leaves of lettuce and cabbage heads, and thoroughly rinse the rest of the leaves.
    Rinse berries and other small fruits thoroughly and allow them to drain in a colander.
    Remember that the fruits and vegetables you buy may look clean when you pick them out at the grocery store, but you can't see bacteria or chemicals. Your fruits and vegetables still need to be washed before you eat them or serve them to guests or family members. This is especially important for produce and greens that are eaten raw.
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    Good luck with your new found healthy diet mate



    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen
    I am going through quite a few kilo's a day


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    ^

    Be grateful for the bum gun, one thing I miss being back in the west. If you can get organic in your area, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    Be grateful for the bum gun, one thing I miss being back in the west. If you can get organic in your area, go for it.
    Organic bum gun?



    Ouch!

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    I soak the veggies with some salt and rinse them when I am ready to eat them

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    My tap water is pretty filthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdalbertoGonzalez
    I have come across really some new and good tips to clean vegetable and fruits which I have never heard about. Thanks for sharing them.
    GREAT!

    Join in the fun and tell us which ones were helpfull and which less so.
    In this way we can make a small but vibrant community of posters who like to share vegetable and fruit cleaning tips.

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    You seem to have O.D.'d on digestive biscuits or something WTS. You know those things are bloody dangerous without cheese.

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    Grow your own.
    Promblem solve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulasno View Post
    I soak the veggies with some salt and rinse them when I am ready to eat them
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    My tap water is pretty filthy.
    ^ Which of these is Crusty? I'm going to go with Don Ho

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