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Old 09-25-2014, 08:17 AM
 
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Saw on an international cooking show someone rinsing an onion, peel it and rinse it again with water. Same with garlic. Those two are the only things I don't wash regularly. Unless after peeling. I see powdery residue on my onions, but this is very rare. I do rinse everything else.

For this thread, I'm only talking about onions and garlic. Not fruits or vegetables, that can be another thread. Do you wash/rinse your onions and garlic? Do you wash both before peeling and after?
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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Never even though of it. I don't really rinse anything that I peel.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:22 AM
 
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I never thought of doing it. But it makes good sense. If you wash the outer peel, and then your hands, you eliminate the chance of transferring anything that was on the outer peel to the inner portion.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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I always rinse any fruit or vegetable before usage even if it has a peel that I plan on removing.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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no, never.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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No! There are plenty of layers of protection. Just remove a couple skins.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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Was it hot water they were rinsing them in? Hot water helps loosen the skins and makes them easier to peel.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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I too had never thought of it and was surprised to see them vigorously washing the unpeeled onions and garlic, peeling them and then again rinsing them. I thought I was missing something. lol
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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Was it hot water they were rinsing them in? Hot water helps loosen the skins and makes them easier to peel.
Not that I can see. They turned on the faucet and rinsed them. Patted dry. Peeled it and then rinsed again under the faucet.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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Never even occurred to me.
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