(Closed) How Do You Wash Broccoli/Cauliflower?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

One part vinegar to one part water. Spray it on your veggies and rinse 

Post # 5
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 Tongue Out

Post # 6
1246 posts
Bumble bee

I cut it, then wash the pieces individually (with water),  then rinse all together in a colander. 

Post # 7
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@iarebridezilla:  LOL

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
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Chop, dump in a bowl of water, dump into colander, one last rinse. 

Post # 9
1470 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@iarebridezilla:  +1!

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 # 15
9820 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@iarebridezilla:  I follow the same rules lol

Post # 16
10650 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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.

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