Washing Fruit and Vegetables with Soap?

I've seen a videos now about washing fruit and vegetables with soap to kill off any Covid-19 on it.
Some videos say the FDA doesn't recommend it but those guidelines were before Covid-19.

For me I'm just going to eat frozen fruit and vegetables.
My thoughts:
Vegetables and fruit are porous so the detergent can into them but not washing can leave traces of Covid-19 on it.
Some videos say you can only get Covid-19 from human to human transfer. But if a human with Covid-19 touches a apple and you wash it with water and eat it I don't like the chances.

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    I've been washing our fruit and other groceries and packaging that we're bringing back from the supermarket. Haven't tasted anything funny yet

  • +2 votes

    An option would be to peel the skin off before eating. Not as nutritious but seems better than the soapy washing

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    virus can stay alive infinitely if frozen -18c in freezer

    but will die in 2-3days in fridge at 4-5c

    so for apple/vege, just keep in fridge for 3 days before you eat them

  • +3 votes

    The sites I’ve been reading say washing fruit and vegetables with soap, or detergent, are a bad idea.
    https://www.livescience.com/do-not-wash-fruits-vegetables-wi...

    • +3 votes

      This.

      Even hard fruit and vegetables are quite porous, so they'll absorb a good dose of detergent that won't come out with rinsing.

      If the detergent gets into your digestive tract, it's gonna make you very unwell.

      • +3 votes

        Just use hand sanitiser, then when the alcohol is absorbed, you can really enjoy the fruit and Veggies, and given you cant go out, no worrys about an RBT

        Spolier alert

        But we are joking, dont try this at home people

  • +13 votes

    I am just going to give my fruits and veges a quick water rinse; the same old practice that billions of people, going back many generations, have been doing prior to 2020 and managed to live OK.

  • +17 votes

    its amazing the ignorance the normal person has about viral infection.

    First Virus is not a living thing, all it is is a wrapped piece of rNA or DNA which some type of protective coating, a mechanism for injecting its nucleic material and some form of adhesion (which target specific cells).

    The Virus infects by being introduced to the right place in the right time. A virus outside of a cell has a very limited life span and its proteins which adhere to target cells slowly denatures making it harmless.

    To explain this lets say I place a virus (in this case a gastrointestinal virus) on the top of a table.

    a) you smother yourself all over the table mouth closed and no virions enter your gastrointestinal system, and then you go have a through shower and still no virus has entered the Gastrointestinal system. You will not get sick

    b) you lick the table for a split second and swallow the saliva, if the concentration on virions is high enough ingested then the virus will infect you, if it is too low your body may be able to develop immunity before you it takes hold, but you still have the virus in you in some form or not.(the exception is if the virus and your target cells has some kind of modification that the virus can not bind to them.

    Lets say you ate a ton of coronavirus virions but not a single one went into your respiratory system, then those virions will not cause infection, A virus has a specific host cell where by the adhesions, in the corona case (external circular balls) stick to the susceptible host. If the cell is not a fit for for the adhesions protein do not select for that cell they will not land on it slide off until it finds a suitable host cell or the adhesions denature (due to manner factors, heat, cold, time, acid, etc).

  • +2 votes

    I wash with fire

    • +2 votes

      Give bacteria and viruses the flick with this one simple trick! You won't believe the health benefits of cooking.

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    Just wash your fruit and veggies in water. Don't Glen 20 them.

  • +1 vote

    Wash your mouth out with soap,
    just wash your fruit & veggies with water like usual

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    Wash your hands with soap. Wash the fruit and veg in water, but scrub a little more than usual, just with your hands. Then wash your hands with soap.

  • +2 votes

    your chances of getting the virus are low

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    I use the following for baby bottles, but it says you can use for fruits and vegetables also…

    https://www.pigeonbaby.com.au/products/liquid-cleanser-450ml

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    If you are that concerned, get an ozonator. They kill everything without having to use water and whatnot. Run it from outside of the house if you can, don't inhale.

  • +2 votes

    Op, just cook your veggies and you'll be fine. The only raw veggies we are having comes from our garden.

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    soak in vodka, that kills all

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    I put fruit and veggies in dishwasher.

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    Soak in diluted apple cider vinegar

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    I wash my fruit and veggies in a Dettol bath.
    They taste horrible afterwards but at least they are COVID-19 free. ;-)

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