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Do You Wash Fruits Before Eating Them?


Apr 22, 2011
Do you wash apples, grapes or tomatoes etc. before eating them?
I didn't use to do this before but after working in my local supermarket for a few weeks and seeing in who's hands all those poor fruits get to be in and not to mention the insectides that all of them get sprayed with, I started washing all of my fruits.

so what about you?


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Nov 12, 2007
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Yeah, I definitely do. I buy lots of apples and grapes, and strawberries, those are the main fruits that fill my Ginormous Fruit Bowl™, and I always make sure to wash them. It's just for cleanliness really, don't know who's touched them and things get mucky by just being out, too.

Viral Maze

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Feb 5, 2010
Of course... They've been touched by tons of people. I usually just give em a nice little rinse. No need to go overboard with the washing.
Feb 23, 2011
Seeing as how I work at a supermarket, I have experienced firsthand what goes on when customers are not around. ;J

With that said, I always make sure to wash fruits before eating them, as not only has many hands been lain upon them but they also have a habit of collecting dust at the supermarket--dust that even the machine rinses cannot fully remove...


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May 26, 2010
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Have to. Otherwise face the risk of being penetrated by a million diff'rent hands and more.

Azure Sage

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It depends on the fruit. I typically run apples and grapes under cold water for a bit before I eat them. The same goes for blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, etc. However, I do not bother to wash fruits like oranges and bananas, considering you peel them anyway. What's the point in washing them if you don't even eat the skin?

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