Friday, April 24, 2009

Homemade Produce Wash

Another thing to share from the wonderful folks at

Homemade Produce Wash Recipe:

1 cup water
1 cup 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.
  • Do NOT use this with mushrooms - they will only absorb it.
You can also use a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar. Spray on fruits/veggies and let set for 10 minutes before rinsing well.

Fruit & Veggie Soak Recipe:

1/2 cup vinegar
3 TBS salt

  • Mix ingredients to dissolve salt then add to (a clean) sinkful of water (stir to mix). Soak fruit and veggies for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove, pat dry.

Did You Know: You should wash the outsides of melons before cutting through them? If you don’t, the knife will drag the pesticides/dirt/bacteria from the outside rind into the fruit as you cut. Many melons share fields with livestock and their "droppings." Yikes! So wash well!


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