Peeling Fruit/Veg

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01/06/2003 at 11:28
I don't peel a lot - only bananas probably, and potatoes when making chips - I love the skins on jacket spuds!
01/06/2003 at 11:39
I buy organic so hope I am geeting less chemicals.
Fruits/vegs I peel are the ones where youve no choice but to peel - oranges, banana, avocado, potatoes if makin mash
The Evil Pixie    pirate
01/06/2003 at 12:13
I peel spuds (except jackets cos as fruity says.. yummy!), mushrooms, carrots, spring onions and leaks first 2 layers off (usually dirt related!)
but eat most fruit as it is .. normally cba to wash either! BUT yes I do feel there is junk on them... rubbed my apple with a white tissue the other day and it was black!
No I don't eat apple cores! Used to as a kid! v-rap does!!
01/06/2003 at 13:11
I don't eat cores.

I don't peel mushrooms, my mum does but I CBA and she's always telling me I should if she comes round.
01/06/2003 at 13:13
whats wrong with apple gowks?
Suffolk Punch    pirate
01/06/2003 at 13:14
Quite frankly I reckon it's a waste of time peeling fruit that do'nt necessarily need it (apples, pears etc...), just think of all the crap in the air we breathe....
01/06/2003 at 13:18
hee heee
01/06/2003 at 13:25
The Food Standards Agency recommends that you should wash and peel veg (probably talking non-organic here). I really don't know how effective that is from removing pesticide residues etc. But def wash apples before eating.
01/06/2003 at 13:26
I don't peel or wash much. I eat apple cores. I only guy organic though as I don't want to eat chemicals.

Love jacket spuds!
01/06/2003 at 13:51
Wonder if I could persuade DavidB to peel me a grape.
01/06/2003 at 13:53
I wash every day and only peel if I stay out in the sun too long.

Oh dear - I've missed the point of this thread haven't I?
01/06/2003 at 15:36
With fruit I just eat the whole thing - core, skin, pips, stick if it has one. I eat some orange skin but normally not the whole lot, not banana skin though.
01/06/2003 at 16:14
Oi Mk.
I was just about to do that one.

X. One way of keeping cats out of the garden.
JJ
01/06/2003 at 16:21
I eat most skins, tho draw the line at oranges, Popsider! It's partly taste and partly laziness.
FR, how does one peel a mushroom?
I was also a whole apple eater as a kid.
01/06/2003 at 16:25
You silly people.

Just go to Marks and Spencer. They do all that tiresome peeling, scraping, chopping stuff.

If you buy the veg that is microwaveable in the bag, you dont even have to touch the wrteched stuff before throwing it in the bin after your meal.
01/06/2003 at 16:26
As ALF once famously said.

"That's not food. That's what food eats"
01/06/2003 at 16:43
Chimp.
Have you ever eaten skins?
JJ
01/06/2003 at 17:37
New potatoes I only gently scrape the loose skin away, if I am mashing potatoes then I peel otherwise I leave skin on. Jacket Potatoes which have crispy skin are the best!

I do however peel apples as I cannot digest the skin, also Oranges and Bananas. I cannot imagine people eating the core! Uh Yuk!

As to mushrooms I give then a really good wash twice, but certainly do not peel, much to fiddly for me.

We have a composter bin in our garden and its always full, we recycle as much as we can to save money. However I do leave it up to husband to empty as it fair smells and has lots of insects inside including spiders!!!!!!.

FC
01/06/2003 at 17:38
But mushrooms HATE water
Arent you just supposed to brush them?
01/06/2003 at 17:46
Nice of you to care about them Benz.
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