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Old 03-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #11
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glc, what about humans with tactless immune systems, goin' snotting all about. what about them?
We feed them unwashed citrus and eliminate them from the gene pool.


I ceased to worry excessively about such things as the unwashed lemon event after miscalculating my ground travel time way back in Bandolier National Monument once and having to drink from the Rio Grande, which at that point is more like thin yellow mud than water. Unlike the present generation, playing in dirt and a youth spent in outdoor activities provided me with an adequate immune system, and I have been made ill by food-borne bugs on fewer than three occasions in 60+ years.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:11 PM   #12
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were they organic lemons? if not, you needn't worry about not washing them, cause you gonna die anyway....:)
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #13
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So eat the dang curd and welcome to DC.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #14
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I would say the DC crowd can normally behave themselves but I'd be lying lol!
Welcome to DC :)
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #15
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What doesn't kill you makes you stronger lol!
It will be fine :) Wash them twice next time!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:34 PM   #16
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If you know it turned out great, you must have tasted it and survived. Keep eating.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:06 PM   #17
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were they organic lemons? if not, you needn't worry about not washing them, cause you gonna die anyway....:)

You know I wouldn't use the zest from citrust that isn't organic. That's because I live where the citrus has to travel a long way, so it's picked unripe. Then they dye the skins with non-food grade dyes to make it look right.

Not good, but those dyes can be carcinogenic.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #18
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Lemon Zest

I have done the same thing. I would eat it. You cooked it when you made the curd.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:53 AM   #19
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I woud not worry about those lemon being unwashed, I'd rather concern with what they have been spraid with to look so shilny and keep apperance for a long time.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:17 PM   #20
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I woud not worry about those lemon being unwashed, I'd rather concern with what they have been spraid with to look so shilny and keep apperance for a long time.
Those coatings, which are mostly modified waxes (shellac), aren't a problem. Most citrus is also treated post-harvest with fungicides, because they have to travel so far to market. None of them are all that bad, since we don't eat much of the peal, but it all is gone after a vigorous wash. "Vigorous wash" can be a hot water rub down with a scrubbie (of course, then you start thinking about what's living in your scrubbie after a couple of days) or with those tater gloves, the ones that don't really work on raw potatoes.
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