Try This Simple Homemade Veggie Wash That Actually Works!

20 August 2016 | By

washing fruits and vegetablesYou probably already know by now that rinsing your fruits and vegetables in tap water isn’t enough anymore–especially if you tend to buy non-organic produce.

Rinsing under the faucet may remove some of the dirt (if there is any) from your favorite fruits and veggies, but it will do nothing to remove the pesticide residue on the outer skins of those apples or the bugs that are expertly hiding in each and every nook and cranny of that gorgeous head of broccoli.

To ensure that you are removing every trace of dirt, grime and who-knows-what-else on your produce, just make your own produce cleaning solution by using these homemade fruit and vegetable wash recipe!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-fresh lemon juice
-baking soda

Add one tablespoon lemon juice, one tablespoon baking soda, and one cup of water in a spray bottle and mix well to create a fruit and vegetable spray for hard-skinned produce. To use, just spray on your fruits or vegetables, allow the solution to sit for up to five minutes, scrub with your hands, then rinse.

For leafy vegetables, make a fruit and vegetable soak by mixing 1/4 cup vinegar and two tablespoons salt. Pour in a basin or a large bowl filled with water, add your produce, and allow to soak for up to 30 minutes. Rinse well.

Easy peasy, right?

Photo by Geoff Peters / CC BY 2.0

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