[permaculture] fresh only or frozen as well

Marimike6 at cs.com Marimike6 at cs.com
Sun Sep 17 17:42:39 EDT 2006


"heya all....that CNN report raised (briefly with no answer) the question of 
spinach that is frozen and bagged. Does anyone know if freezing kills or only 
suspends the e coli bug? I have several bags of frozen spinach and 
wonder...lynnann"

Reason would suggest that you want to cook your spinach by immersion in 
boiling water-- not just by steaming. That way the pathogen should be dead.

Television reports have pretty much admitted that the total ban on spinach is 
overkill, and only suggested due to our nervous concerns about the slightest 
chance of disease. I see no reason why they did not just issue a "cook your 
spinach" alert.



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