Re: Killing bacteria on vegetables?
Alice Butler (pabutler@PCLOGICONLINE.COM)
Fri, 8 Mar 1996 11:13:53 -0500
> I am taking a group of Scouts to the Pan American Jamboree in Guatemala the
> end of this
> month. I am looking for a safe way to prepare vegetables without having to
> soak them in
> bleach or iodine, or having to cook the life out of them. I have heard
> there is another kind
> of solution that can kill of the bacteria that does not leave as much of an
> after taste as
> bleach or iodine. Does anyone know of such a solution for food preparation?
> T. N. T.
> Thomas N. Turba
> International Representative
> Indianhead Council, BSA
> St. Paul, Minnesota
> E-mail: email@example.com (primary) -or-
> E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (secondary)
When I lived in Brazil several years ago, we used a product called
Hydrosterile to purify water. A few drops added to a bowl or sink of
can be used to soak fruits and vegetables and prepare them for eating.
never tasted anything unusual and it was apparently successful because we
never got sick. We even drank the water that we purified with the drops.
did get a slight blue tint but no unusual taste.
By the way, I keep a small bottle of hydrosterile in my first aid kit (it
used to reside on our boat)in case of emergency to this day.
I am sending this response to the list rather than directly to you
may be of interest to other people as well.
Alice Butler email@example.com
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