Washing foodstuffs

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#1

Do you generally wash foodstuffs?

  • Yes
  • No

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Do you think it’s important?

  • Yes
  • No

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What do you wash or rinse?

  • Fruit and vegetables with edible peel
  • Fruit and vegetables with non-edible peel
  • Salad
  • Rice

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#2

Rinse rice as it cooks better, don’t really eat salads so no need to wash them, peel basically all other veg so no need to wash them either.


#3

thank you for your time


#4

Rice: rinse basmati, but not other types, obviously.


#5

Do you peel an aubergine?


#6

I wash fruit that I’m not peeling, but I did wonder while rinsing an apple recently what effect I was actually having.


#7

Did you know trainee sushi chefs spend the first three (or five, I can’t remember) of their careers merely washing rice?


#8

Also, washing salad makes it damp and horrible. Need a salad spinner but who owns one of those in 2018?


#9

Only my fucking hams


#10

Yeah, nothing, never done me wrong.


#11

Fuck an aubergine, man. Hate that shit. (I do not peel aubergine when preparing them for my darling partner however)


#12

A motto to live by! Even when it isn’t true


#13

Good. But do you peel fennel? What about okra? A savoy cabbage?


#14

I think if it had ever made me ill I would but it hasn’t so I don’t.


#15

Don’t wash anything really apart from the odd leek.

I find it weird when I see people wash like an apple. It’s so waxy! Washing that is doing NOTHING.

Also pesticides are surely penetrating deeper into the fruit/veg than just the edible skin, no?


#16

If veg is absolutely caked in mud I’ll give it a quick rinse but as a general rule, no


#17

True, but I meant life beyond washing vegetables and fruit as well


#18

I always rub an apple on my shirt before eating it. Always have done, absolutely no idea why


#19

spinach


#20

Washing removes dirt (including bird shit) from fruit and veg that grows in the open air or in the ground.