Post # 1
I love broccoli and it’s one of my fave veggies but I usually get the frozen stuff because I don’t think I wash it correctly. How do you do it? And what do you think about those produce washing solution things that health product companies sell – worth it?
Post # 3
@ChicFoodist: so funny, I was just washing broccoli last night and was thinking the same thing. Usually I just wash it in a bowl of water, swish it around and shake it dry. If you are buying non-organic you can wash with a solution of vinegar and water, it’s just as effective as those sprays!
Post # 4
One part vinegar to one part water. Spray it on your veggies and rinse
Post # 5
I don’t wash my vegetables unless they are actively, visibly filthy. The way I see it, anything on there that’s gonna hurt me probably isn’t going to come off in water. Then again, I am renowned for my poor food safety rules. I like to live dangerously! Haha so this is, of course, a completely useless comment. Hope it helps
Post # 6
I cut it, then wash the pieces individually (with water), then rinse all together in a colander.
Post # 7
OP – I just rinse it off under the tap water in the sink in a colander! We have broccoli 2-3 times a week, if not more, and we’re still (mostly) alive over here! 🙂
ETA: We usually buy a large bag of florets from Costco, so technically I think they’ve already been rinsed, but I still like to personally rinse things just in case.
Post # 8
Chop, dump in a bowl of water, dump into colander, one last rinse.
Post # 9
I do use one of the sprays. I don’t really trust that they washed it correctly before freezing it, either! We also generally buy organic produce. But if we don’t, I don’t stress about it.
Post # 10
I just rinse all the florets in a colander and then dry them off, nothing too crazy! If there are any pieces that look dirty still, I will just chop them off.
@calisunshine3404: haha, we get that bag too! Love the costco florets!
Post # 11
If I’m being extra careful, I rinse it after I’ve chopped it. Most of the time I just run it under the tap. Those solutions are pretty much hokum, I think. I recall reading something to that effect, but I Can’t say I have any evidence to support this statement. Anyway, washing broccoli is simple. If you want to be thorough, cut it, put it in a colander, and then run it under the tap while tossing it.
Post # 12
I’m the granddaughter of a farmer. I have eaten the veggies from the field! I never wash produce, unless it’s seriously filthy.
Post # 13
Ok, I feel better! I don’t buy organic often at all – I usually rinse them & hope for the best! 😛
I can’t not wash stuff though – I grew up with horror stories from my grandmother about how farm animals sometimes pee on the produce. XP
Post # 14
@SoonToBeMrsD921: Hahaha, Costco members unite! 🙂
Post # 15
@iarebridezilla: I follow the same rules lol
Post # 16
I usually buy frozen too, and assume it’s safe (plus I never eat that stuff raw). When I do buy fresh, I rinse, soak, rinse, soak, rinse. I wash all fruits and vegetables, except for ones that I peel.