Washing Veggies & Fruit
Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:48 AM
Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:52 PM
One thing to remember is to wash the surface of any fruit or veggie you plan to cut or peel before you cut it. Any residual pesticides can contaminate the inner fruit while cutting if the skin hasn't been washed first.
Perfect example is that apple, or watermelon. Always wash the outside of those kinds of fruit before you cut.
Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:20 PM
Unfortunately they did not test to see how this affected the pesticides, which I care about more than the dirt, mom always said a little dirt is good for you.
Personally, I am pretty lazy I usually just wash it under cold running water and rub until all visible dirt/wax is gone. I figure that what ever is good enough for me to eat is probably good enough for the bird.
I guess it depends how paranoid you are about bacteria and pesticides in your raw veggies.
Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:33 PM
Also, with the fruit thing, it is important to wash all fruit, including melons etc. when you cut into the fruit you are bringing the germs and pesticides into the fruit, so it's always a good idea to wash fruits and veggies even if you don't eat the skin/outside.
I just wash everything the way that I would do if I were going to eat it.
Posted 07 October 2007 - 02:20 PM
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 12:54 PM
and scrub lightly
i never knew that about green beans
ive been grabbing some bin ones for my birds love them, yikes
Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:46 PM
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