Should I wash cabbage before or after cutting it?

United States
January 6, 2007 2:41pm CST
Should I wash cabbage before or after cutting it?
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@dhouston (417)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Before, to remove soil. *Never* after, as it leeches out the water-soluble vitamins, in the case of cabbage, the C. Washing with water does absolutely nothing for the kind of bacteria one poster expressed concern about. When they are your concern, make a deep pan of water to which you add a good splash of chlorine bleach. Dip and rinse at leat 3 times.
@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
You should wash cabbage before cutting it so that all the dirt is removed from it before it getting cut
@conniej14 (248)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Well I think it's best to wash before and after because you can't be to careful these days with all the germs and viruses getting into food.
• United States
6 Jan 07
All vegitables should be washed before doing anything else with them. Mainly this is done to remove any dirt or other foreign debris from the outside. This is only common sense, and does nothing to the vegitable itself. Just run it under cold water to help rinse it off.
• United States
6 Jan 07
I do both. I will wash the head first. Then while cutting it I will throw all the pieces into a collander. When I am done I wash it all in the collander. I used to have a salad spinner that I would then run it through to get all the water off, but now I just pat it with a few paper towels to get the majority of the water droplets off.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
6 Jan 07
speaking for myself i always wash it before, but why would you want to wash it afterwards, not sure about that at all
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Jan 07
I think before. I don't see how it matters as long as it is washed before you boil it
• United States
6 Jan 07
cabbage is always washed afe cutting & never b4 cutting