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Do You Wash Bagged Greens?

The other day I was making a salad and dumped a bag of mixed greens into a bowl. I know I should have washed the greens, but the bag says "pre-washed," so I didn't take the time to wash them. How about you?

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silicapathways silicapathways 7 years
My husband and I don't buy them very often (usually just got for a head of lettuce as it's cheaper) but when we do we do not wash them. My parents bought bags often growing up and we never got sick.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Yeah I do. I bought some turnip greens and it still had grit. Nowadays I rarely buy bagged veggies unless I have a taste for them.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
I don't buy "bagged" salad but I do buy spinach in a plastic container and I always wash it. I buy whole lettuce because every time I did buy bagged lettuce it went bad the next day. Plus I don't want to pay extra money for chemicals on my salad. I don't consider that convenience.
Vampyre Vampyre 7 years
My concern about bagged vegies is exactly what Anon17 just mentioned. While ingesting those chemicals may not hurt us at the moment, they may build up in our system over time, which is when the problems start. And they may cause a problem for those people who have various intolerances and sensitivies already. Not to mention we ingest enough chemicals as it is. No need to go adding to it.
anhesty anhesty 7 years
i def do. it just doesn't feel right if i dont.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I never wash pre-washed bagged greens. But I would never skip on washing fresh veggies. Bagged fruit (like grapes) I wash those too.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Nah, it's triple-washed already...why waste the energy and effort?
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
My garden lettuces have more crude (bugs) than anything I've ever gotten at the store. A big NO!
msdecember msdecember 7 years
i don't buy prewashed ever.
MsTwirlySkirts MsTwirlySkirts 7 years
I actually saw a Doctor on GMA who said that washing them in water after they already have been washed 3 times before bagging will not do any good. In fact, he said if for some reason there was some bacteria on the leaves, washing it would just spread that around to more leaves.... haven't washed it since
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I don't. What's the point of buying bagged if you have to wash it and spin it anyway? You're paying for that convenience, that's the point. I don't buy bagged anymore, I pay 79 cents - $1 and cut it up myself, saves a few dollars.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I wash them. I feel like a blast of cold water crisps them up.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
not unless they look dirty isn't that the point??
sourcherries sourcherries 7 years
Know I should. Luckily, usually buy whole and make mself.
mornnglo28 mornnglo28 7 years
I used to wash them but then I realized that the grocery store uses them directly from the bag for premade salads and the salad bar, so I stopped.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I never wash them, and I've never once gotten sick. I'm unconvinced that it's necessary, and furthermore I'm unconvinced that me running greens under water is more effective than the triple washing technique or whatever they they do before bagging them.
SFCA SFCA 7 years
I've read many times that you should wash them; however, I don't and I haven't gotten sick. And I've been eating bagged salad regularly for the last 6 years.
Food Food 7 years
No, but I probably should.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I abso-frickin-lutely wash them.
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