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About Getting Rid Of Germs In Raw Vegetables

  1. quicksand profile image79
    quicksandposted 5 years ago

    About Getting Rid Of Germs In Raw Vegetables

    Do raw vegetables contain amoeba and other harmful micro-organisms? If they do, how long should they be steamed in order to be rid of these germs? I believe steaming would be safer than boiling as steam does not destroy nutrients.

  2. A Little TRUTH profile image85
    A Little TRUTHposted 5 years ago

    Five minutes should do it.  Yes, steaming is better than boiling, which leaches the nutrients into the water.  But the heat still destroys much of the nutrients as well as the living enzymes that are beneficial for digestion and health.  You could steam the whole vegetable, before cutting, so that only the surface, where the germs are, gets the heat.  But they will still end up partially cooked.

    A non-heat alternative is to mix up a tablespoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of drinkable water.  Spray or dip the vegetables, let them sit for five minutes (don't let them dry) and rinse thoroughly.  This will also help remove any pesticides and residue from air pollution or chemtrails.

    1. quicksand profile image79
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tip on how to remove chemicals from veggies with lemon and vinegar. Did you mean steaming for five minutes under pressure? We steam the veggies for fifteen minutes, but not in a pressure cooker.

    2. A Little TRUTH profile image85
      A Little TRUTHposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The idea is the mixture washes away germs too.  Any germs left are no problem for a healthy immune system.  But if you want to steam, no pressure is needed.  Same standard for sterilizing baby bottles and canning jars - 5 minutes or more at 212 F.

    3. quicksand profile image79
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello again, LittleTruth, would not ordinary vinegar be suitable for this purpose?

    4. A Little TRUTH profile image85
      A Little TRUTHposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I think the most important thing is to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, washing them with whatever is available.  Sometimes I just use water and rubbing, or even just my shirt.  A healthy immune system can handle a few bugs.

  3. Disappearinghead profile image77
    Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago

    I'd be more concerned about the herbicides and pesticides on my fruit and veg. Generally I do not wash any of it and am happy to eat it raw. I'm sure any micro organisms will give my immune system an opportunity for a good work out, meaning that I'm less likely to get sick or suffer an allergy.

    1. A Little TRUTH profile image85
      A Little TRUTHposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  Germs are killed off by the immune system and get expelled from the body.  Herbicides and pesticides are toxins that lodge in the body and stay there and cause disease.  The only way to get them out is through special cleanses.

    2. quicksand profile image79
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, out of the microorganisms that are present, precautions should be taken against  the "amoeba."  This one causes an ailment called amoebiosis which screws up the digestive system. Thanks for responding. smile

  4. profile image52
    parkavithaiposted 5 years ago

    Turmeric and Salt are having the anti-germs properties that would destroy various kinds of germs. So, when you add these ingredients to the vegetables you no need to worry about germs.  Or just wash the vegetables in water that contains turmeric and salt, definitely you would be safer from germs.

    1. quicksand profile image79
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Parkavithai, thanks for your response. I hope turmeric destroys amoeba as well!

 
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