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Old 07-11-2019, 10:37 AM   #11
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Washing doesn't kill bacteria

Plus, melons and other fruits and vegetables are contaminated by water, so they are contaminated from the inside, not the outside

But its still a good idea to rinse a melon
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:28 PM   #12
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I'm not looking to kill the bacteria, just wash it off. If soap and hot water gets rid of germs on dishes, though, why wouldn't it get rid of it on watermelons?

And I'm more worried about a melon being contaminated br being put in a cart and by other people, especially kids who are always sick, touching it.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:35 PM   #13
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I'm a little crazy about washing fruits and vegetables. If it has an edible skin (cherries, apple, nectarine), I wash it. If it will be cut into (melons, peppers, oranges), I wash it. I do not, however, wash bananas.
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I'm actually more concerned about washing the skins of fruits and veggies to get the insecticides and other sprays off, as opposed to the bacteria.
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I'm not looking to kill the bacteria, just wash it off. If soap and hot water gets rid of germs on dishes, though, why wouldn't it get rid of it on watermelons?

And I'm more worried about a melon being contaminated br being put in a cart and by other people, especially kids who are always sick, touching it.
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I'm actually more concerned about washing the skins of fruits and veggies to get the insecticides and other sprays off, as opposed to the bacteria.
+1 and +2

and plus 3. -do NOT touch your mouth/face while in the store(s). Wash hands! wash hands! wash hands!

bump fists rather than shake hands, and forget the kissy kissy all together. (I mean the social kind, which is done alot here in Quebec and Europe)
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:19 PM   #16
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I'm actually more concerned about washing the skins of fruits and veggies to get the insecticides and other sprays off, as opposed to the bacteria.
That, and dirt. Years ago, before someone said that all grocery stores should wash their melons before cutting, I remember finding bits of grit in the flesh. Yuck. Now, when I buy sections of pre-cut melons, I make sure everything looks grit free. Himself isn't a fan of watermelon, so I buy a whole one only when the tiny personal-size melons are on sale cheap.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #17
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I think the supermarket watermelons are tasteless compared to home raised ones, but they're OK in a pinch. I went out last night and bought two of them.
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