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?
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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.

6 comments:

  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!!

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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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