Dates - do you clean them?

I'm wondering, does anyone clean or "sanitize" their dates after buying them from the store? If so, what is good way to do it? I just bit into a bad one - had to spit it out - don't know if it was mold or insects but it was NASTY....made me wonder - should I be cleaning them?


  • Maybe wash them if they aren't organic, to get rid of possible chemical residues. Then sort them, or possibly find a better supplier!

  • Washing your dates won't help inside rot, if you wanna make sure your not going to bite into a bad one open them up, take the pit out and then eat, honestly I can't be bothered just cause of a bad date every now and then..

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