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How do you wash vegetables and fruit during the COVID-19 epidemic?

Asked by cristalclear (4points) September 2nd, 2020

cleaning the vegetables in best way

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zenvelo's avatar

Same way I always have. I wash my hands before handling any food stuffs, then wash the same way under clean water.

By the way, fruits and vegetables are not a vector for Covid. One should worry more about rinsing off any chemicals fertilizers, or dirt/soils.

jca2's avatar

I wash them the way I always did, which is how @zenvelo does.

I also don’t wipe down my mail.

janbb's avatar

^^ I’m with them.

si3tech's avatar

Same way I always washed vegetables. Water and Basic H.

YARNLADY's avatar

I have always washed my vegetables with water, more rinsed than washed.

Jeruba's avatar

Depends on the item and whether or not I’m going to peel it, but essentially the same as always. I don’t treat mushrooms the same as lettuce. I wash a bell pepper a little more thoroughly than an orange, and I don’t wash bananas at all.

Produce seldom goes straight from the shopping bag to the cutting board, and once it’s rested for a little while, it’s probably effectively de-virused, if there ever was a risk from handling between the farm and my kitchen.

JLeslie's avatar

I used to not wash fruit or vegetables before putting them in the fridge, now I wash both before storing them.

Most items I rinse well with water. I let them sit out for a while, dry well, if there is any chance of covid hopefully it dies off, and then put it all in the fridge. Before I eat it I rinse again.

Citrus I rinse with a little soap. Doesn’t really make sense, but since it doesn’t affect the fruit I go ahead and do it.

Items that need to sit out to ripen I don’t usually worry about washing until ready to eat or before putting in the fridge.

If I’m going to cook the item I’m not worried about covid at all. I rinse it with water like I always did, but once it hits the hot pan any virus is dead.

raum's avatar

Fruit and vegtables (raw): I put into the produce drawer for three days before using. Wash as I normally would.

Vegetables (cooked): Wash as I normally would.

nightwolf5's avatar

Fruit and vegetable wash spray. Then rinse with water.

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