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Y2K Falcon
07-15-05, 11:41 AM
Cherries were on sale this week, so I grabbed a bagful. I left it on the fridge shelf, not in the fruit and vegetables drawer, and I keep grabbing a couple here and there, and eat 'em without washing them. I have done the same with grapes before.

Yeah, I know. I should rinse them right away and put them in some cool looking storage device (breathable bag, bowl, something). But that would involve forethought.



So, what am I at risk for?

Best I could tell, they aren't from Myanmar. So there is little chance I will <a href = 'http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=430569'>grow a penis</a>.

kvrdave
07-15-05, 11:44 AM
The worst is death. Everything else is not as bad as that.

Lateralus
07-15-05, 11:45 AM
Grow a P.... DAMN!

Timber
07-15-05, 12:09 PM
I rarely wash my fruit either. You can get all sorts of things from them. A year or so ago I people were getting Salminela (sp?) for lettuce I think that wasn't washed. How many germs can you really kill rinshing fruit in cold water anyway?

beavismom
07-15-05, 12:18 PM
It isn't about germs so much as fecal matter and that can be rinsed away. For things like grapes and cherries that don't grow on the ground I would guess the main danger would be some pesticide. If they came from the US you should be fine since your body is teaming with those chemicals anyway.

WarriorPrincess
07-15-05, 12:31 PM
I usually buy organic so there are no pesticides, but I don't want to eat dirt, either, so I wash my produce before eating it. I would think the dangers would be relatively small, however, if you don't wash your produce. Some fruit (like grapes) last longer if you don't wash them until you eat them (I think there's some sort of protective coating that retards rotting).

RyoHazuki
07-15-05, 12:35 PM
I assume that fruit is washed some time between lying on the ground and ending up in my refridgerator so I really don't worry about washing them.

Roto
07-15-05, 12:39 PM
ALAR! :eek:

kantonburg
07-15-05, 12:50 PM
:wacko:

kvrdave
07-15-05, 02:02 PM
:drool:

DVD Polizei
07-15-05, 02:11 PM
The worst is death. Everything else is not as bad as that.

Having the explosive shits for several hours due to not washing cherries, is debatible.

joltaddict
07-15-05, 02:15 PM
there is little chance I will <a href = 'http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=430569'>grow a penis</a>.


Do you need to? :lol:

kvrdave
07-15-05, 02:17 PM
Do you need to? :lol:

Speaking from experience?



ALL HAIL KVRDAVE!!!!




:D

Bubba
07-15-05, 02:40 PM
Its probably not a big deal if you don't wash the onions that you eat at Chi Chi's either.
Good luck with that.