You gotsta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...

12/10/2008 08:00:00 AM
If I'm not near a sink, I don't wash the fruit I'm about to eat.
I eat an apple a day. (Love those in-season Galas.)
And, prior to eating said apple the only preparation I do is tear off the apple sticker so as to prevent a possible choking hazard.
It's basically a lesser of two evils theory:
I live in Mexico. Should I really use the water to wash my fruit? Or just eat it as is?
Russian Roulette.

The FDA encourages us to wash fresh fruit for 20 seconds under warm water with soap. Gross. I'd rather not. See here. I don't want suds on my apple.

I'll take my chances. I'm a gambler.


  1. Yeah, good point. In Mexico, you don't want to put it in the water. Maybe pour a splash of bottled water on it and wipe it off with a towel. Well, you're ok, right!!

  2. I don't really wash off my apples either....though you have a more valid reason because I just don't. I mean if I think about it and I am in the kitchen I do most of the time, but normally I will just eat it or wipe it off on a dry napkin...because THAT will totally help.

    I think for kids it is good, but I don't really see the need for me. Plus I have never washed it with soap - blech.

  3. Bleach is the key to washing fruit in places where the water is suspect. A very tiny amount of bleach...a drop

  4. Gotsta? I think it's gotta -- although gotsta may be a unique Toledo expression -- kind of like geezopetes.

  5. Yep - I think "gotsta" is totally Toledo.

  6. K, my opinion of the water in Mexico is that is very damaging to your hair and hair color. Therefore, I can't imagine what good it does to fruit that you will be consuming.


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