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leewinnie46
16-03-2006, 12:51 PM
This may sound silly but i still remember few days ago, i bought a lot of fruit which include some grape (red and big) back home and clean with Dish Drop (which i always do to all the veggie and fruit), the water turn to a bit red in color, as usual, i will pour the water to plant, the next day, my aloe vera show a leaves or two become brown in color.

I also got some source from the internet which cleaning grape with toothpaste work great - but now, my question is the skin on the fruit is a good source of antioxidant , to peel them away meant we are throwing the most precise part of fruit, but to eat it, we are killing ourself slowly, to be choosy on certain fruit..... i can end up growing my own tree at the small backyard.

I read those fruit with label 3xxx and 4xxx, what does it actually meant ? A different type of fruit ? Can eat or can't eat ?

Jose Mourinho
16-03-2006, 12:55 PM
This may sound silly but i still remember few days ago, i bought a lot of fruit which include some grape (red and big) back home and clean with Dish Drop.

Leewinnie. Sorry. Was that a typo error or for real? You actually wash and clean fruits with washing liquid?

Firefly
16-03-2006, 01:21 PM
Heard of ppl putting Salt or vinegar...but Dish Wash? :confused: You sure? :eek:

JackRyan1975
16-03-2006, 01:25 PM
clean with Dish Drop (which i always do to all the veggie and fruit)

Not intending to sound like a medical expert here, but could this be a cause to your children falling sick?

leewinnie46
16-03-2006, 01:53 PM
is a product from Amway, you can clean your dish, fruit and veggie, your can pour the rinse water to the plant directly and it won't harm your plant (it help keeping stray dog or cat to "pan sai" at your plant) .

i 've been doing this since some times ago, remember that was once too much of peticide in our fruit and veggie, everybody thinking of a way to get away all this peticide to get into our stomach ..... i was introduce to this product, it cleans well.... you could see e-excel selling thier veggie wash and many more.... but for amway, they use dish drop, something that you clean your dish, your kitchen utensil and veggie fruit.

what make me puzzle would be that i've been doing this since sometimes ago until few days ago, my aloe vera just turn brown leaves.... this is what make me "binggung" lor.....

i would always use salt, vinegar or baking soda to soak the veggie or fruit before washing, then dish drop to clean the skin of fruit..... as usual

unless your guys are telling me, you don't clean but eat as usual.

Jose Mourinho
16-03-2006, 02:00 PM
unless your guys are telling me, you don't clean but eat as usual.

Leewinnie. No. I do wash the veggies and fruits. With lots of water but I still haven't got enough courage to wash them with washing liquid, irregardless of the brands and the benefits they claim.

gtl
16-03-2006, 02:09 PM
winnie, your aloe vera turn brown bcs of too much water, it is a desert plant, need very little watering.
i think the amway product is made from organic extracts, just like the floor cleaner i am using to spray my plants (it is good in getting rid of ants, fungus + caterpillars). but have not used any detergent on my vege or fruits.

leewinnie46
16-03-2006, 02:16 PM
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for me, kids like grapes, the only fastest and safer way to eat would be, clean the outer skin (wax skin) with toothpaste and dish drop later.

Also heard of a relatives mention about ionizer, but it can't clean the wax on fruit and veggie.

Jose Mourinho
16-03-2006, 02:18 PM
Please don't get me wrong. I am not doubting you or the product. I am just speaking for myself that I still don't have the courage to do so.

:)

Life Ranger
16-03-2006, 02:22 PM
is a product from Amway, you can clean your dish, fruit and veggie, ... you could see e-excel selling thier veggie wash ... my aloe vera just turn brown leaves.... this is what make me "binggung" lor.....
i would always use salt, vinegar or baking soda to soak the veggie or fruit before washing, then dish drop to clean the skin of fruit.....I read those fruit with label 3xxx and 4xxx, what does it actually meant ?
i use e.excel if the vege is bought from store. it is formulated to neutralize the pesticide. if amway said it can be used to clean vege, then i think it can be trusted. this is bcos it is pretige brand that deserves public reliance.
but u better make sure the vege are so properly rinsed that dish drop is away before consuming.

i have seen report saying salt is not effective to clean away pesticide, and i believe it is true bcos it is not formulated to react with it.

is it the first time you poured the dirty water to your aloe vera and it changed color ?

and i heard those 3xxx number on the fruit indicates if the fruit is GMO (genetically modified) or not, check the web....

Firefly
16-03-2006, 02:28 PM
................and i heard those 3xxx number on the fruit indicates if the fruit is GMO (genetically modified) or not, check the web....

Is that so?? Imagine eating a grape that looks like an Apple??

leewinnie46
16-03-2006, 02:39 PM
i am here asking if someone have better way to clean the veggie and fruit thoroughtly ?

- jose mourinho - his way is to clean and rinse with lots of water.
- life ranger - e.excel.

i would hope if i pour a lot of water would make the aloe vera died but i doubt this is what happen, the brown colour look very awful and when i remove them, the inner portion of aloe vera is almost empty or dry and this is not the first time i pour water to aloe vera, it could be how many ???????? times already lah (i always eat at home).... but it turn to dry in within 1 days ?? hours..... - unbelievable as i have did this many times to all other aloe vera, today this plant , tomorrow that plant.... etc

now another question is those GMO - genetically modified fruit, is that say ????

VeeJay
16-03-2006, 03:16 PM
Good to see so many cautious and conscious about ensure your food is clean….no complains…

but as for me..I have never bothered to keep things that clean…from young use to drink well and river water…bath in them too…even now still drink straight from the tap…fruits, just rinse on water for less than 5 seconds would so for me. :)

Jose Mourinho
16-03-2006, 03:45 PM
VJ. Yes. It all depends on circumstances for me. If I am out and I have been given an apple, I would just rub it on my sleeve and then eat it. If the apple drops onto the ground, I would still pick it up, rub it on my sleeve and eat it.

:)

orchipalar
16-03-2006, 08:59 PM
Err...there is no need to use any detergents or chemicals to soak n rinse your fruits n vegetables...

Ahem...in most cases...soaking them in salt solutions for 15 to 20 minutes...n rinsing them under running clean tap water...would be sufficient.

Perhaps this would help...Read more here... (http://www.ava.gov.sg/JAVASCRIPT/FAQfruits.htm)

baby
16-03-2006, 11:27 PM
My parents always advise me against being too cautious about this and that and this and that. Can go gila one ya. Just make sure you clean your fruits and vege thoroughly with water would be quite sufficient. Fruits ar..I used to pop grapes straight into my mouth without washing. :D

patrick
16-03-2006, 11:31 PM
We have been using Tupperware's VegeSafe for washing all our vege and fruits. Highly recommended. Go get one and try it!