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Old 10-24-2006, 04:12 PM   #11
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Really? Ugh. Here they are just lightly misted. Not at all waterlogged. Keep in mind though, I'm a lot further north than you are so we have to jump through hoops to keep our produce pretty all year round. LOL.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:17 PM   #12
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We just get a mist on our produce too - they are not water-logged. I do believe the water keeps things fresher. The roots of the spring onions stay moist, which helps them stay fresh. Same with parsley, cilantro, etc. If that weren't true we wouldn't put them in a glass of water for storage when we get home...or in a bag with a damp paper towel.

I can certainly see how a good dose of water might ruin some produce - but we only get mist too.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:18 PM   #13
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In this case it is not a question of paying more but buying veggies that have been sprayed with water and as a result, do not last in the fridge especially bean sprouts.
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Actually, I've never seen bean sprouts near the water - they are always kept in the part that is not sprayed.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:35 PM   #15
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Putting the herbs in a glass of water is a completely different thing from spraying the leaves and all with water repeatedly, over and over, all day long.

In our stores, they spray everything, except for the bagged produce section!
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:45 PM   #16
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GETTING MISTY IS NOT GOOD FOR ALL TYPES OF PRODUCE
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:49 PM   #17
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I agree with Alix
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:18 PM   #18
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I think Chef June made a good point.

We take lettuce leaves, dry the heck out of them, and they keep in a plastic bag a lot londer than the ones with water.

Perhaps the ones not in the plastic do dry out and need some spray.

An interesting questioin and I don't have a good answer.
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:57 PM   #19
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Actually, I've never seen bean sprouts near the water - they are always kept in the part that is not sprayed.
Back home, they are not bagged except for the ones without the roots which cost a lot more. Where I am now, it's impossible to get them fresh except in jars which is not the same as they get mushy with time. Since I have a few packets of mung beans brought here, I think it's time to sprout my own!
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:40 AM   #20
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I don't have an issue with the water sprayers, it keeps the produce fresher that way. I just shake as much water off as I can before I bag stuff. No biggie for me.
Where I shop, when the sprayers turn on music plays, "I can't stand the rain" which is pretty funny.

Anyone else notice grocery store music is getting more funkified? I was walking through the other day and found myself listening to Phil Collins and even Led Zepplin, of all things. Used to be elevator music! Heh, even elevator music has stepped up a notch.

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