People in the uk, do you scrub or even wash/ rinse your melons (the rind and outside skin) before cutting open and eating? ?

(Same with grapefruit)

4 Answers

  • 5 months ago

    I might give them a quick wipe with a damp cloth but that’s about it.

    In any case, whole melons (or fresh segments) and grapefruit aren’t commonly consumed in the UK as we don’t grow them here. 

    Ours usually come pre-prepared as part of mixed fruit salads, whether fresh or canned.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    No, just give it a wipe over, we don't eat the rind!, We [personally] cant have grapefruit, as it interferes with our medications.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    NO, never thought of it.


  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    No.  I know that I technically should but I've honestly never done so.  I rarely rinse supermarket produce at all.  I do however rinse things from the allotment in Milton's fluid since there's a local risk of leptospirosis.

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