My office is located 50 feet away from a supermarket. This is convenient. I go there daily for green tea, sardines, olives, almond butter, raw nuts, fruits to snack on during work, and sometimes buy my groceries from there and take them home.
Recently I started adding raw vegetables to my daytime snacking. This includes tomatoes, carrots, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers. Sometimes I'll buy a little container/bag of salad greens, and make my own salad inside the bag/container (with a dressing I prepared myself at home and brought in).
My question is this: Since I have no kitchen here, there is no way for me to properly wash off these vegetables. This isn't a whole foods, organic grocer, or farmers market. This is your typical run-of-the-mill "supermarket" providing the veggies. Are these unwashed vegetables poisoning me? I like biting into a raw pepper, and savor the healthfulness of it. I fear that secretly these peppers and tomatoes (which taste like garbage anyway because they are mass-produced, and shipped thousands of miles) toxic and harmful?
asked byRio (482)
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on April 15, 2013
at 03:17 AM
The peppers are for sure a problem, because they have a wax on them as well. They definitely need to be washed. Why can't you take them home, wash them and package them for work? Or take some water from home and a colander and wash them at work, even if it's outside.
Are they poisoning you? Well, I can't say for sure. It would be better for you to plan lunch a bit better, though, and it will likely save you money.