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Your best tips for raw food safety post transplant.

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@rosemarya

I have a question – What does anyone do about fresh berries?
I painfully avoid them, and choose the frozen ones. What do you do?

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@rosemarya I also have avoided berries for the same reason. I have slowly tried other fruits but am nervous about them too.

@rosemarya @flagal22 I eat fresh berries every day, generally blueberries in my yogurt or oatmeal in the morning and strawberries in my salad at lunch. Sometimes blackberries and raspberries too. I was really wary of eating strawberries for a while after my transplant but then I heard about this vinegar wash and have been doing that. So far, so good.

I do a white vinegar soak and rinse. The vinegar kills anything on the berries, which also keeps them fresh longer because it kills any spores on them so they do not get mildew or mold on them. You can google vinegar rinse for berries and find the quantity of vinegar to water and how long to soak them for but I just pour it in and leave them while I do other things, and then do multiple rinses to make sure there is no vinegar taste left.

Raspberries are a bit delicate for this so I do not do them much.

I just thoroughly wash other fruits.
JK

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