Do you soak your veggies ?

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@peachpurple (12875)
Malaysia
July 6, 2017 3:49am CST
We all know veggie that are store bought , contain chemical spray to prevent pests from chewing up the veggies. Hence, most of us would soak veggies in a bowl or basin of water for a few hours . This is to allow the chemical to be diluted in the water. Some people add in vinegar or salt into the water to remove the chemical from the veggies. Rinse and change the water at least twice or thrice before cooking. How many times do you change the water? How long do you soak your veggies? Do you add anything into the water? Photo taken and belonged to peachpurple- Kale veggie
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@Marty1 (33525)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Jul 17
I hate ton day it, but i had no idea one soaks their veggies I just steam them right from the refrigerator! I never thought to soak them???
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 17
Does it taste slightly bitter?
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@Marty1 (33525)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 Jul 17
@peachpurple Not at all. It tastes as they should taste
@vsai2008 (7835)
• India
6 Jul 17
My mom does this routine, soak the veggies in water for 20-30min to loosen the soil if present and then wash 3 times in salty water, finally rinsing with normal water
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@Tracy04 (10806)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 17
Yup, we do soak them. With salt. Soak, change water, soak again, change, soak again, change, soak again, eat.... Eh I mean cook, lol
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 17
How much salt do you dilute into the water?
@Tracy04 (10806)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 17
@peachpurple eh obviously I don't measure lol. Sometimes I put 2-3 spoons. But mom put a hand full of salt But after that must wash thoroughly. But then cook no need to put salt anymore.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 17
@Tracy04 that means the veggies absorb all the salt? Wah, your salt finishes quickly!
@Hannihar (36185)
28 Jan
I wash my vegetables and put liquid soap on them.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
29 Jan
Veggie soap?
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@Hannihar (36185)
29 Jan
@peachpurple The soap I use for washing dishes peachpurple.
@Shavkat (62489)
• Philippines
6 Jul 17
If we are going to cook the veggies, we need to wash it and then, soak them in the water.
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@hereandthere (31009)
• Philippines
6 Jul 17
we only wash and soak it before cooking. does the color of the water change when you add vinegar or salt?
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@sharon6345 (125425)
• United States
6 Jul 17
I don't buy anything that I soak. I wash and cook.
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• Austin, Texas
14 Jul 17
I don't soak my veggies. If I did I wouldn't add anything to the water. To be honest, I don't really our water that much!
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
6 Jul 17
Yes I soak veggies in salt water to remove the dirt and insects or any chemicals
@Corbin5 (106104)
• United States
6 Jul 17
I have never soaked vegetables. I just cook them in the microwave. Works for me.
@JohnRoberts (56795)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Jul 17
I wash fruit and vegetables under running water.