Homemade Vegetable Wash Recipes and Washing Steps
It is necessary to clean fruits and vegetables for raw consumption because of the chemical pesticides. Even organic vegetables are susceptible to contamination, usually as a result of unsafe practices by people handling it more than organic farming itself (organic farmers must follow very strict guidelines). Washing vegetables and fruits before eating them which is an important food preparation step.
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 Tbsp salt
large bowl of water
- Add vinegar and salt to a pot of cool water. Soak fruits and vegetables in it for 10-20 minutes
- Use a vegetable brush to scrub the dirt from vegetables/fruits with peel, such as apples, celery, or carrots. Celery can be very dirty as bugs and dirt are trapped and hidden in the celery ribs
- Then, rinse the produce twice or 3 times before using
It is important to wash the vegetables and fruits for salad, especially if organic produce are not used because pesticides stick on fruits and veggies. Even if you splurge on organics, it is still advisable washing them thoroughly before using, getting any dirt or bugs off. The vinegar helps removing pesticide residue and the salt helps killing bugs that are hanging out.
How To Clean Your Vegetables Using Vinegar