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Parrot Foods, Health/Diet => Food Nutrition => Topic started by: Julie T on January 29, 2014, 10:24:32 PM

Title: Cleaning vegetables
Post by: Julie T on January 29, 2014, 10:24:32 PM
Does everyone here use organic? I did at one time, but I don't now. Maybe I should go back to that.

Especially if they're not organic, what do you use to clean the outside of your veggies? These days I just rub them thoroughly with water long enough where I think it's safely clean. I used to use a small amount of dish soap or antibacterial soap, but then I was always wondering if I was still leaving a trace amount no matter how much I rinsed. I've seen products (spray) for veggie cleaning, but I don't know what it's made of. You'd think it would be safe, but does anyone know about that product? How do you make your veggies clean?
Title: Re: Cleaning vegetables
Post by: momazon on January 31, 2014, 12:13:38 AM
I get a CSA box that is organic, and today I heard that Alzheimer's seems related to pesticides.  I knew Parkinson's occurs heavily in agricultural areas and has long been linked to sprays. Years ago I knew a neurologist who worked with these diseases, our daughters were in some activities together, and this lady never ate sugar or sprayed foods.

A recipe was listed online for washing produce, and it was lemon juice, baking soda, and water, I think. It also helps to peel everything, but some things like strawberries grow in soil that has been drenched or fumigated.  Makes you afraid to eat.
Title: Re: Cleaning vegetables
Post by: Julie T on January 31, 2014, 04:28:38 PM
Wow yeah, now I'm afraid to eat  :shocking: Interesting though. I've heard that pesticides permeate the skins of some vegetables and fruits. Maybe I will go back to organic. I try to cut costs, but I don't need a big quantity anyway.
Title: Re: Cleaning vegetables
Post by: Cetan on February 09, 2014, 06:23:15 PM
I try to get organic as much as possible, sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, greens I always buy organic. I also try to get organic berries, especially strawberries
Title: Re: Cleaning vegetables
Post by: maxsmom on February 10, 2014, 03:52:44 AM
Yes I get organic as much as I can. I bought a veggie wash to get pesticides off but I really do not use it...I need to start...better than not using it even if chemicals permeate