(Closed) How Do You Wash Broccoli/Cauliflower?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 17
3723 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ChicFoodist:  I rinse or swish my broc and cauli. The water beads off which is weird and I wonder how effective it is.

I use the produce wash for grapes and things. I’m sure someday it’ll be proven to be poison.


Post # 18
15291 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I usually just rinse them in water.  I cook it in boiling water, so Im thinking that’d kill anything off anyways.  Anything harmful not killed off in that, probably isn’t coming off in the sink.

Post # 19
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@iarebridezilla:  I agree-I only wash if dirty or non-organic. Otherwise like you said, washing is not going to remove really harmful stuff anyway

Post # 21
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@ChicFoodist:  I usually give most of my stuff a rinse, but if you want to be hardcore skip the expensive stuff and just do water/vinger like someone else mentioned. Sometimes I do this for my salads greens, especially romaine heads. I soak them in a 1:1 solution and then rinse after. I think it makes it last longer as well. Also good for berries!

Post # 22
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I just stick the whole head under the tap and then shake it dry before I cut it up. I don’t wash frozen veggies. I usually buy non-organic because a few times I have found little bugs all in my organic cauliflower

Post # 24
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

do what, now? 

I usually roast those veggies. If whatever nasty that’s in there survives my over 400 degree dry oven onslaught, I dare say it DESERVES to make me sick. What a trooper!

Post # 25
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I usually just run it under the sprayer, but the best way is to submerge it in a bath of water and veggie spray or white vinegar, let it soak for a bit, shake it around, and then rinse.

I ate a head of broccoli and a head of cauliflower roasted with garlic last night for dinner… that’s what happens when DH leaves me alone.

Post # 26
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

All fruits and veggies should be washed unless they are organic. I wash them in a solution that is primarily water with vinegar in it. Toxic substances like insecticides and herbicides accumulate in body tissues and STAY THERE – biomagnification.

Post # 27
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If it’s broccoli from your own garden, you’ll want to wash it very carefully, submerging it in salt water.  Cabbage worms are very very hard to see on broccoli!

Post # 28
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If I’m boiling or steaming it I usually don’t rinse it. Even sometimes when I roast it I don’t rinse it but that is mostly from laziness. I find that it doesn’t roast as well unless it is super dry and I can’t be bothered to rinse and then pat it all dry.

I probably eat at least one head of cauliflower and broccoli each week and have been doing so for years without any consequences.

Post # 29
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Apple cider vinegar and water in a bowl. Then, I twirl/shake it out in the sink and the water goes everywhere haha

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