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Old 12-09-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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Do you wash your cabbage?

I usually use organically grown cabbage & don't worry so much about washing every leaf. I always take off the outer leaf. When I use regular cabbage I usually wash every leaf but have never found anyone else that does this. Just curious as what you do before using your cabbage. Thanks.

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Old 12-09-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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Why would you wash regular one but not the organic one? Personally I would do it other way around.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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Why would organic/non-organic make a difference? Doesn't organically grown stuff use "real" fertilzer, as in manure, where the other farmers use a processed, chemical oriented fetilizer? And farmers stop fertilizing or spraying crops a certain time before picking anyway.
At any rate, I peel the first couple layers off of my cabbage or lettuce, but I don't rinse either. I figure it's been rinsed enough before it hits the stores.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:36 AM   #5
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no I don't wash or rinse my cabbage, but I do discard the outer leaves. If you understand the growing habit of the cabbage, the leaves form from the central core and only grow larger, you will see that it would be difficult for anything to get inside the cabbage. The sprays will congregate at the base of the inner plant, that would be the only area that needs attention, but I cut off that part of the base.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:38 AM   #6
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I just peel off & discard a couple of the outer leaf layers, which are normally tough anyway, before using the rest. Don't bother washing it.

Now when I used to feed those discarded outer leaves to my rabbits & chickens, I DID wash them before feeding them to the animals - lol!!
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #7
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I always wash it. No matter what kind it is.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:57 AM   #8
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Peel outer leaves and go with it, I don't wash it.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:48 PM   #9
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Ditto with just peeling outer leaves.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:00 PM   #10
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I rinse the outside off (holding the cabbage stem side up so water doesn't run into the layers underneath) - then peel the outer leaves and rinse again. That's going rinse off any surface bacteria and gets rid of any portion that has been handled by others.
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