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    Sweet potatoes - how do you wash the skin?

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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    i peel them. sorry absolutely unhelpful post.

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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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