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  • Sweet potatoes - how do you wash the skin?

    I want to eat the skin of sweet potatoes and taro, which are full of pesticides. What do you use to wash it. Any special product?

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    I usually just wash them under running water with a scrub brush. If you want something more effective, fill the sink with water then add a few glugs of white vinegar.

    Source: Should You Clean Produce With Soap and Water? - NYTimes.com

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    • #3
      organic sweet potatoes... get those instead - I usually scrub the heck out of all my veggies- some people use special rinses.

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      • #4
        If I recall right there's no real benefit to eating the skin, so it must be out of enjoyment right? I would just wash, and then depending on how you're preparing (boiling, etc) the heat should take care of the rest.
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        • #5
          I like the skin... and I thought the skin of potatoes, like in apples, it's where some minerals/vitamins were present?

          Well anyway, I like the skin yes.

          Wash it with water only and the cooking/boiling would take care of the pesticides? Are you sure?

          How about washing it with soap? And vinegar like yodiewan suggested?

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          • #6
            i peel them. sorry absolutely unhelpful post.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by earthspirit View Post
              i peel them. sorry absolutely unhelpful post.
              Lol, no, not at all, thanks for replying anyway. I've been eating without the skin, but I prefer with skin.

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              • #8
                You could use a scrub brush and vinegar as suggested or maybe a natural soap.

                I recommend using organic, though, and scrubbing in water.
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                • #9
                  Vinegar has been shown to be more effective than the commercial sprays available at the super market. Vinegar Vegetable Wash | LIVESTRONG.COM
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JPA View Post
                    I like the skin... and I thought the skin of potatoes, like in apples, it's where some minerals/vitamins were present?

                    Well anyway, I like the skin yes.

                    Wash it with water only and the cooking/boiling would take care of the pesticides? Are you sure?

                    How about washing it with soap? And vinegar like yodiewan suggested?

                    I am quite sure that the peel contain nutrients- I never wash veggies with soap o_O just warm water and I scrub with my hands... I think it is a bit stupid to buy a wash just for rinsing food but hey personal opinion- it seems it could get pricey lol- never tried vinegar-

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by IvyBlue View Post
                      Vinegar has been shown to be more effective than the commercial sprays available at the super market. Vinegar Vegetable Wash | LIVESTRONG.COM
                      Oooo cool link! though I must admit the whole bit about bacteria made me laugh we used to eat straight from the garden not once did I get sick- my grandma would actually eat raw corn on the cob while we ate cherry tomatoes with dirt filled fingers!!! I would most likely use the vinegar to just remove the pesticides- bacteria is welcomed- immunity

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