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#224921 - 12/30/06 01:56 AM are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.?
rapala Offline
We are planning a trip to Belize and wondered if parasites are a problem on fresh fruits and veggies. I gained a lot of weight last year in Mexico because we couldnt eat salads only beans and tacos, pizza and cooked veggies. Is it the same in Belize or is there something I can soak lettuce and tomatoes in before eating them? What do you folks that live in Belize suggest? Thanks.

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#224923 - 12/30/06 02:50 AM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: rapala]
San Pedro Daily Offline
I've never heard of any problems here on Ambergris Caye. I buy locally and don't do any special prep on fruits and veggies. And I eat in all the restaurants, fast food places and street vendors and have never had a problem.

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#224936 - 12/30/06 12:02 PM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: San Pedro Daily]
indygal Offline
Never had a problem here. Do have a problem back in the States -think it is some presevitive they use on Salad.
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#224939 - 12/30/06 02:49 PM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: indygal]
J DOG Offline
Know what you mean about Mexico, only place I ever got sick, 4 guys in one room & we all had the same problem.
Never had a problem in S.P. in 20+ trips.
Don't know about the Mainland because I've never been there, having too much fun in San Pedro!

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#224954 - 12/30/06 07:40 PM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: J DOG]
JZB Offline
Not too big of a problem here. Just wash all your fruits and veggies before consuming as you do back home.

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#224955 - 12/30/06 08:04 PM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: JZB]
Ernie B Offline
You should wash them in water with a little clorox mixed in.
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#224957 - 12/30/06 08:21 PM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: Ernie B]
San Pedro Daily Offline
Clorox must be a Texas thing. We don't do that here on Ambergris Caye...and no one gets sick!

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#224958 - 12/30/06 08:23 PM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: San Pedro Daily]
Otteralum Offline
Clorox is just a preventative thing. I've never had a problem either.
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#224964 - 12/30/06 09:02 PM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: Otteralum]
KathyA Offline
My mother would put a tablespoon of clorox in my bathwater when I was a little girl (had a lot of scrapes) for disinfectant purposes.

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#224965 - 12/30/06 09:12 PM Re: are parasites a problem on lettuce etc.? [Re: KathyA]
Ernie B Offline
Oh, guess what Jesse, I think you are mistaken. Why not ask Charlene, she washes lime, lettuce, celery and even glasses with the clorox mixture. Ive watched them do it.
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