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How To Wash Leafy Greens

Watch more Food Preparation Tips, Tricks, & Techniques videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to wash leafy greens easily so no dirt or bacteria remains, with these instructions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Pick through your greens Pick through the greens and remove any yellowed, bruised, or wilted leaves. Step 2: Fill the sink Fill your sink or a very large bowl with enough water to completely submerge the greens, about one gallon for every bunch of greens. Tip To get your greens their cleanest, wash only one reasonably sized bunch at a time. Step 3: Dunk the greens Dunk your greens into the water and gently swirl them around. The dirt will sink to the bottom. Step 4: Drain the water Lift out the greens and place them into a colander. Drain the water. Step 5: Keep washing Fill your bowl or sink and wash the greens again. You may need to do this multiple times if your greens are very dirty. Tip If your greens have come into contact with pesticides or other unsavory grime, add one teaspoon of vinegar to the water to further de-funk them. Step 6: Dry the greens Once the water remains clear, lift the greens out of bath, shake off the excess water, and dry them on paper towels. Tip Dry more tender greens, like salad greens, in a salad spinner before serving. Step 7: Cook or store the greens Your greens are now squeaky clean and ready to be cooked or stored, wrapped in damp paper towels, in your vegetable drawer. Did You Know? "Greenwashing" is a new word for when an organization claims it's eco-friendly to cover up their poor environmental record.
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