Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Make your own Fruit & Vegetable Wash

If I am going to eat an apple or pear, even though it's organic, I wash it with a natural soap and water. You never know who touched it or what is on it. But it is important to clean ALL produce before digging in. A great way to wash your produce is by filling a bowl with the following solution and letting it soak, or you could pour it into a spray bottle and spray it on-which is super easy. You can also sprinkle wet produce with baking soda then gently scrub & rinse
. This safely removes dirt & residue. Here is the recipe to make a safe, cheap and simple produce wash:

1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
2 TBS baking soda
2 TBS lemon juice


  • Mix ingredients then pour in clean spray bottle. Spray fresh vegetables & fruit generously. Sit for 5 minutes then rinse off well.
  • Note: Make sure to first mix ingredients in deep container since there will be some fizzing from the baking soda & vinegar.

A 50/50 mixture of water & vinegar really works great too. That is what I have done for a long time before adding the other ingredients.

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