Is it worse to wash fruits & veggies with dish soap rather than plain water?

It's a fairly recent thing i been doing, but i dont have veggie wash or anything & feel like i should be getting as much wax & pesticides off them as possible.

I only do this with whole bigger fruits & veggies that can be properly rubbed like apples, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc....not like blackberries or broccoli or something.

My uncle, however, stated the other day that putting soap on em is just adding more chemical residue rather than getting it off, & i had thought of this possibilitly before....But then again they feel squeeky cleaner after i scrub em so idk i feel like soap is a better idea than nothing or veggie washes.

What would you say?

Thanks!

Peace

Update:

LOL! Is it really That awful!??? ahaaha maybe i should stop huh...

Well i mean ya'll do realize youre eating in plates & dishes that have been lathered in dish soap all the time too right? lol

Okay just checking :p

Update 2:

@ the 3rd dude- REALLY!!???

Update 3:

I love D bonners castile soap! ive started using that for washing em ever since asking this question....lol...actually that was the whole point i asked it!! lol I use it to wash my hair too sometimes when i got nowhere to go! lol :p

Thanks guys :)

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    @ Mike a lot of the nutrients and vitamins and antioxidants are concentrated in the skin of an apple...I dunno about peaches or potatoes, I will have to double check

    Dear LOA,

    I never eat conventional fruit and veggies anymore unless I have to because it seriously tastes bad...I can taste the waxy junk and pesticides so I won't eat it unless I have to. FUNNY how we call foods farmed with crazy pesticides 'conventional' lol and organic ones non conventional....when you think about it aren't organically farmed ones the kind that my grandparents grew...these funky gmo veggies that were pretty much created in a lab and have junk sprayed on them (once again created in a lab) are now termed 'traditional/conventional'. Weird. Then people tell you that you are paranoid and a conspiracy theorist if you want to eat organic food lol. For instance, my family is worried about me because I won't eat their food...their fruit and veggies taste bad to me...? I sometimes eat their bananas but that's pushing it lol and only if I am starving.

    http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/332/t...

    Same thing with soaps. We are getting a little carried away in the laboratory if you ask me. We shouldn't be coming up with bizarre chemicals in the first place. WHo knows...maybe we should be curious enough to want to invent new ways of doing things, but something about it doesn't feel right (or taste right) to me. I wouldn't wash your fruit/veggies with soap.

    But I'm a weird one, venturing on the outskirts of what this world considers sane lol. Yet I find comfort in that lol.

    LOVE you <3

    @ saneyaya

    I love Dr. Bronners...I use it for everything :)) Laundry detergent, dish soap, hand soap, and shower gel lol lol

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    W! T! F! Don't wash food with dish soap, that's even worse than any pesticides on it. If its something like an apple or peach or potato just peel it. Vegetables and berries don't really have a ton of pesticides anyway, except for spinach; that you should deff buy organic. Try going to a local farmers market. The veggies have way less, if any, pesticides than store bought, and its fresher and cheaper. Why give money to the store for crappy produce when you can get it better and cheaper directly from the farmer

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  • 9 years ago

    I dont think dish soap is the best thing to wash them with.

    We usually buy fruit and veg from farmer markets, and some things like lettuce and tomatoes we grow in the backyard, so washing them isnt that much of a problem with us.

    My grandma washes her veggies with salt, but I dont really know how that helps lol

  • 4 years ago

    You should not use soap to wash fruits and veggies. Just rinse in plain water, twice if you like to. The soapy taste is not appetizing and takes away the flavor of the food. The greenish way is just clean plain water.

  • 9 years ago

    I alway wash all thick-skinned fruits and veggies (whether organic or not) w. Dr. Bronner's soap, but rinse salad greens in water and spin dry. When you cut fruits and veggies, any contamination on the skin goes into the flesh. Use cold or cool water, as hotter water will permeate the skin and lessen the benefit of the washing. And yes, even well-rinsed dish soap is acceptable, as we do eat off the dishes and utensils so washed. I always dry the fruit or veggie also. That way, if I am cutting a juicy orange or grapefruit on a plate, the juice is clean and can be spooned up if there is quite a bit.

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    Source(s): seen too many grocery clerks cough on produce
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    4 years ago

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    Dr Bronners liquid hand soap I just read on one of my Yahoo Groups. A member called the corporate headquarters to see if it was safe and they said yes because it is a pure castile soap with minimal chemical additives. Another member who is an RN said it is so safe they use it in enemas. The member said her veggies had never been so clean and no waxy residue from the oils stores spray on them.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    hmmm - I'm not sure about this huge reaction against dish soap - not only do we wash our plates and glasses with it, but I wash my hands with it and then touch my food...... I can't see that it would be all that harmful. I guess it's a tradeoff because you're probably getting chemicals you don't want either way.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Wow. If you've got all that extra time and scrubbing power you can come over and clean my bathroom! If you're really worried, try using a bit of diluted vinegar and just rinse them, don't scrub them.

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