I have a question for all you cooks in the group. I was told recently …

I have a question for all you cooks on the website. I was told recently by someone that she no longer peels the skin off the dasheen bush stem when making Bhagee or Callaloo. She says she cuts it very small and it melts just fine and nobody can tell the difference. Is that really a thing? Have I been wasting precious time?

Maxwell Stevenson: Seems so☺

Amari Ballard: True,I dont,I just wash thoroughly,cut up n cook

Kinsley Klein: I wouldnt do that

Kayla Olson: Oh yeah Ive been doing it for years, you cant tell the difference. Stop wasting time😊

Grace Moore: Well, thats good to know. I have to give it a try then.

Kayla Olson: Sati Rampersad you should🖒

Nora Burton: Its your preference!

Grace Moore: Well I prefer not to waste time 😁

Karina Lloyd: Try it would would love it no difference.

Grace Moore: I definitely will!

Diana Garcia: You wasting time wash the dasheen bush pull off the peak of the dasheen bush and yuh cut it up just so

Grace Moore: Thanks

Diana Garcia: Youre welcome sweetie

Priscilla Anderson: I.dont. peel.mine.an.it.comes.out.just.as.nice

Fernanda Pena: Yes u have bin wasting ur time hun 🤣in d older days I was taught to do that sets peeling. But now its just wash cut up cook plus it taste gd an does no harm to u with d skin on. Its just can old persons thing from long time ago

Grace Moore: Ive certainly wasted many, many hours over the years. Oh well no more!

Fernanda Pena: Sati Rampersad excatly hun just wash them gd cut up small an cook as normal it will b prefect

Haley Vasquez: I dont peal mines either just break of d hard tip of d stem connected to d leaf and discard and cut up wash thoroughly doh have insects like to live in d curly parts of d leaves

Priscilla Yates: Good to know guys !!

Grace Moore: See Gail! We learnt something!

Priscilla Yates: Sati RampersadFor real I doing thing long way and I need some short cuts lol !!

Evangeline Sharp: I dont peel mine anymore either no difference 😀

Meredith Snyder: Yes. I know of people who dont peel it. Me, I would peel mines.

Chance Watson: Been doing it that way for years now. Wash thouroughly, pinch off the peak. Roll up the bush, knot it and put in the pot. Cut up the stem. They say the vitamins jyst under the skin so when you take the skin off you lising valuable vitamins.

Khloe Rivera: Yep

Julianna Marsh: This was peeled to remove the tougher stems from the more mature leaves. It took a longer cooking time to melt or get soft.you can ignore preliminary g them if the leaves are younger and softer….

Valeria Knight: Yeah.

Lorenzo Brooks: Now peeps,dont bash our old school days.We never had a problem then.Our generation just found a new way to make it easier for all of us like everything else.

Grace Moore: Very true Amryl. Respect for the old ways!

Mabel Shelton: Oh yes shes right theres no need to peel the skin off just wash properly and cut up ,skin and all

Maddison Klein: Yes

Finley Martinez: Yes I dont peel any more, even bhaigan,red potatoes

Nicholas Carpenter: Yes cut stem dont peel it also contains insulin

Addilyn Maxwell: I am from old school I still peel mine

Cassidy Little: Yes

Mateo Owen: Thats true

Ember Rodriquez: It can scratch your mouth with the skin !!

Elsie Carter: Its 45 years im in the kitchen never stratch..anyone.

Elsie Carter: True..never peel only if its a damage stem i peel..

Nicholas Carpenter: Nope it does not scratch i always cut up stem an leaves without peeling

Maya Franklin: Its true … I now cook up some

Annabelle Sullivan: True been doing a long time

Nathan Woods: Heard of people cook it without peeling off the skin, my lady tried it but I never liked it

Gwendolyn Knight: Someone told me that years ago when I lived in ny never tried it she said all of the nutrients r in the peel dont know

Elsie Carter: Yes its like many fruits and vegg.

Maxwell Stevenson: Thats true.

Felix Maldonado: YES,I have been doing this for years and it comes out just fine

Isaiah Jefferson: Yup!!😄😄

Ayla Curtis: Dont peel anymore, learnt that from a chef at the Red Parrot Restaurant, his callaloo was very good. No scratching. It really save sooo much time.

Grace Moore: Sorry I didnt know this a long time ago. Would have saved myself a lot of time.

Andres Snyder: Yes

Elliana Floyd: I heard that to Sati Rampersad

Graham Larson: Yup, just wash cut n cook. I do it all the time. Delish.

Aidan Olson: Wasting time peeling dasheen bush. No scratching whatsoever and it cooks just fine. Tradition have many ppl doing plenty things that are not called for.

Grace Moore: I think its just a matter of preference

Derek Phillips: Sweetie to each their own i will continue to peel my bush

Grace Moore: Whatever makes you happy I think

Sydney Newman: U are peeling away all the cellulose when u do so

Dominic Schwartz: I cut it up wash and cook. No peeling no lime and it taste just fine

Erin Mann: Yes. For over 40. Yrs i never peel the skin from the dasheen stems .thats the healthy part too from first i though it will scratch but not soo it even melt better than wen u peel it an trust me u will not regret it…

Grace Moore: I believe you and I will definitely be doing that next time


Eduardo Fernandez: My mom used to peel it an she stopped just cut it up small and it will melt in the pot the same way,thats what I do.

Adam Hale: Y yes you really wasting time

Grace Moore: I realize that now but no more ! Thanks to all you peeps.

Lane Lawrence: I stop peeling the skin off myself I dont really make difference to me it looks good and taste good

Knox Buchanan: Yes you are years now I have stop peeling the sticks and cook just fine

Iris Stewart: I never peel mine that what I was taught to do

Sawyer Harris: Wont peel if it is young tender leaves,but d older leaves I peel,must give it a try though

Carly Holland: I was taught by my mother (God rest her soul) to peel. I dont anymore (Shes rolling in her grave). It comes out just fine.But there is that special flavor hers had that I miss.

Leah Hamilton: Yep.. And all vit.in d skin

Scarlet Cain: Yes you have been wasting precious time all these years

Samara Tran: You can, but my experience is that there is a different texture when you peel the stem. I sometimes get an itchy throat when I dont peel. This may not be from not peeling but from the bush purchased at the time.

Esmeralda Patton: I have been doing that a long time now and its good

Emersyn Joseph: D nutrients r under d skin ….research it hon

Grace Moore: I will. Thanks.

Vanessa Pittman: Yes, it is said all the nutrients are under the skin, and the younger it is the better

Freya Thompson: Yes

Ana Watkins: It contains a lot of Iron and melts really nice

Daleyza Bowman: Didnt know you could use the skin. Was taught to peel

Diana Garcia: That is why allyuh does be in the kitchen long

Daleyza Bowman: Maybe thats true. As I said didnt know the skin was eatable always told it make the throat itchy. Doesnt matter now dont get it much in New York they sneak Old hard leaves in there

Edward Hunt: The skins on the stem and the actual dasheen contain enzymes that causes an itching sensation for some people. Its not harmful otherwise and it cooks the same way with or without

Elise Goodwin: I usually squeeze a little lime juice if I dont I get the itching

Edward Hunt: The lime can avoid itching and the dark stains you get on your hands but it doesnt counteract the itching.completely. I am very allergic so I have no choice but to peel the skin off and use gloves to peel a dasheen I am even allergic to pineapples which I ADORE but they contain similar enzymes. Its a pain in the backside really but I love my callalloo lol

Bristol Poole: Dont need to peel. Just chop and go. same results and may be healthier. Give it a try I did years ago and never looked back.

Diana Garcia: Dont waste the iron on the dasheen bush

Amari Lawrence: Yes I have been doing this for like ages

Ainsley Lane: For the past 20 yrs i dont peel the skin..what i do i wash the bhagi clean before cutting it up.

Christina Patterson: Yes you are

Amina Alvarez: I do the same…ijust pull the tip off the leaf…

Tyler Warren: Yes you have

Ayla Castro: Yes, I know it does melt!..in Callaloo , now I am thankful to learn it does also in baji!

Elise Goodwin: I always peel it but after I start working in a kitchen in New York I see they never peel so now I cut it up very small and cook

Lyla Norris: Tis true! Taste the same!

Esther Patton: Yes u have been wasting u time

Colton Lawrence: Thats were all d nutrition are but I sometimes peel if they are hard

Emerson Horton: Yes u have …I do the same thing

Makenna Hayes: So true you dont peel it again

Viviana Wolfe: Cut small and cook..is the best

Ariella Hudson: Yes true because I used to be peeling off the skin but when I came to America MY friend told me the skin is the best parts of the spinach 😀

Autumn Roberts: ,thats true did it

Cameron Hampton: I dont peel it either.

Avery Jennings: Yes girl…staining those lovely finger nails before going to Church on Sunday

Grace Moore: Actually I dont mind that as much as wasting all that time!! I could kick myself for not finding that out before.

Avery Jennings: Well girl you know now and it works out fine

Adelina Wagner: I normally dont peel mines as well….. the nutrients of it is right under the skin,so not only is it wasting time in peeling it,ure also wasting the nutrients as well

Grace Moore: Well, no more!

Dawson Fitzgerald: I dont peel mines either…..just Wash good, cut small and start to cook…. Thats my remedy😀😀

Dawson Fitzgerald: All the strength is in the skin….i believe

Finley Holmes: Taste the same. Been doing that for years.

Mariah Mccoy: Its true…and you wont taste the difference

Sawyer Yates: Dont feel bad cause Ive wasted more years than you have Im sure of it! Until a cousin said to me just cut up everything and put it in the pot…My question is WHY the ass them old people use to say peel it cause it will scratch your mouth??? And the other question is… Whats up with 5 Okra in the package of fresh store bought Callaloo pack??? I always thought need more Okra???

Edward Hunt: Well, I is one ah dem ole people who mouth does scratch lol, it really does have people who are allergic. I cannot even peel a dasheen without gloves. I cannot even touch it when its raw. I have made callalloo countless times without peeling the skin off of the stem and it cooks the same way but, it does give me a tingling, itchy sensation in my throat thats really uncomfortable so, I just have to peel d damn ting. If people not affected by this, then there is no reason to go through all that palaver. Chop it up juss so, it cookin d same way. As for dem 5 ochro in ah callalloo pack, dat cud never be enuff lol