Is it true that it is necessary to use bleach to kill bacteria and worms in vegetables before consuming them?

9 Answers

  • denise
    Lv 7
    5 days ago

    I'd just use fast running 'cold' water, I would'nt like the 'bleach' taste.

  • 5 days ago

    Cripes no!!! You are going to poison yourself. OMG just wash them lightly in running water. Don't add chemicals to your food!

  • 5 days ago

    Simply wash the damn vegetables off in the water.

    Does eating blanch sound like a smart thought?

  • Deane
    Lv 5
    5 days ago

    You want to use white vinegar solution.

    Pour 2 tbsp of white vinegarinto a container

    Add lime juice

    Pour in this solution a cup of lukewarm water

    Stir with a small spoon

    Pour everything into a empty spray bottle

    Shake vigorously

    Sprinkle each fruit or vegetable

    Wipe with a clean paper towel

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  • 5 days ago

    Depends are where you are.

    Here in modern times in the US, no, you don't need to bleach your veges.

    But in some countries an American would be wise to do this so they don't pick up weird bacteria or parasites.

    Years ago I knew a woman who raised her children in South America while her husband worked for a large oil company.  She had to bleach all her veges to keep the family from getting sick.  She'd use a small amount of bleach in a sinkful of water and soak them, then rinse them well...she said her salads always tasted slightly of bleach...

  • CB
    Lv 7
    6 days ago

    No nothing of the sort, I eat cups of raw vegetables everyday. Rinse and eat - nothing more is needed.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    6 days ago

    I submit, you have been advised wrong Wash the vegies if eating raw or blanch if eating cooked. 

  • Just wash the damn vegetables off in water. 

    Does eating bleach sound like a good idea?

  • Jesus
    Lv 4
    6 days ago

    No haven't you ever heard of blanching? That's where you heat up boiling water and you dip your vegetables into it for 30 seconds.

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