How to Clean Fruits and Vegetables
Always, always rinse fruits and vegetables in cold water before you use them. You should wash them even if they are pre-washed, even if you buy organic produce and even if you are going to peel them.
If your produce you should also consider washing them to get rid of pesticide residue. You can buy vegetable wash in some grocery stores and online but you can also make your own very easily.
Homemade vegetable wash recipe
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
2 tbs baking soda
2 tbs lemon juice
If you don’t have lemon juice at home just water and white vinegar will work.
Mix all ingredients then pour in clean spray bottle. Quickly scrub down each piece of produce with a vegetable brush and your home made vegetable wash.
Some fruits are too hard to scrub. Then spray fresh vegetables and fruit generously. Sit for 5 minutes then rinse off well.
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