Spinach

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Sharon F.
Joined: 12/20/2012

Be sure to wash your Spinach before making your blasts!  Just a week after receiving and enjoying my drinks,  I started having problems.  Last week my doctor ran several tests and contacted me soon after with the results.  I had contacted  e coli by eating the raw spinach.  My daughter since told me that spinach has been much in the news for recalls.  I am for sure cutting back on the use of spinach now.  Just thought folks should know.  If you Google e coli,  you will see what the symptoms are... as I do not wish to publish it here.  It is not a fun time.

I'm so sorry to hear this Sunny :( Yes, wash ALL produce! Unfortunately, scares like this prevent people from eating healthy foods. What makes me upset is that E. coli cannot form directly on plant foods, it is from intestinal bacteria of mammals so there is a fault in the food processing or growing systems that needs to be rectified. Here's a good article that helps explain it further. http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/ecoli-spinach.htm
I have bought organic baby spinach, my question is should I rinse them before nutriblasting?
Unfortunately this will continue to be a BIG problem unless people awaken to the fact that urban sewage/sludge should not be sprayed and applied to agricultural fields. I'm assuming most people are aware of this since it is THEIR food supplies that are involved...so maybe the scope of the practice and the very dangerous outcomes are being overlooked. A Google search of "spreading sewage on fields" can be enlightening for those of you not familiar with this practice. FYI: As a farmer, any animal waste produced on my farm gets incorporated into the fields before planting season, thereby never touching a plant.
jsande9454 wrote: I have bought organic baby spinach, my question is should I rinse them before nutriblasting?
Absolutely! Go ahead give it a good wash down.
When buying my spinach I picked a lg bag that was in with the veggies. Then I noticed there was more spinach by the lettuce. The big bag I had chosen said cooking spinach. Is there a difference in cooking spinach and salad spinach?
How about the spinach that says it is "washed 3 times". I read a post by a doctor a couple of weeks ago, that said it is not necessary to wash salads and veggies that are packaged pre washed. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/04/20/151034145/rewash-that-pre-washed-bag-of-lettuce-dont-bother-probably
redloi2 wrote: When buying my spinach I picked a lg bag that was in with the veggies. Then I noticed there was more spinach by the lettuce. The big bag I had chosen said cooking spinach. Is there a difference in cooking spinach and salad spinach?
I'm not aware of a difference. I believe that is just a marketing choice for wording.
Captainbob wrote: How about the spinach that says it is "washed 3 times". I read a post by a doctor a couple of weeks ago, that said it is not necessary to wash salads and veggies that are packaged pre washed. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/04/20/151034145/rewash-that-pre-washed-bag-of-lettuce-dont-bother-probably
It's your choice. We can never guarantee what happens outside of our homes and if in fact safe food handling practices were followed so if you are skeptical, I'd go ahead and give it a nice wash before you use it!
Costco has the Best price for organic Spinach. I never need to rinse it. Worth getting a MEMBERSHIP card. You can find a lot of Frozen and fresh Veg/ fruits.