"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-09-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 46
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.


abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
Master Chef
CharlieD's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,067
Why would you wash regular one but not the organic one? Personally I would do it other way around.

You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
pdswife's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,332
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
no... never have
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
pacanis's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
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.
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 11:36 AM   #5
Executive Chef
bethzaring's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern New Mexico
Posts: 4,917
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
bethzaring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 11:38 AM   #6
Master Chef
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,803
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!!
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #7
Lisar's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 99
I always wash it. No matter what kind it is.
I love to cook!!
Lisar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 11:57 AM   #8
Master Chef
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,296
Peel outer leaves and go with it, I don't wash it.
sattie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 12:48 PM   #9
Head Chef
mcnerd's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,326
Ditto with just peeling outer leaves.
Support bacteria. It's the only culture some people have.
mcnerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 07:00 PM   #10
Master Chef
Michael in FtW's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 6,592
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.

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
Michael in FtW is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.