I stumbled on an article from Country Living 11 Dirtiest Foods and it got me thinking I need to do a better job cleaning my fruit and veggies. When you really stop and think about the good food we are eating could be covered in pesticides.
While I’d love to say I buy all organic produce, I don’t. It’s really due to the cost.
I did a little search on how best to clean your fruit and veggies without a store bought cleaner.
The same three or four ingredients came up over and over.
white vinegar and/or lemon
There were a couple methods were you could mix and spray the produce and then rinse off. Personally, I’m not sure about keeping it in a bottle so I’ll just do mine in a bowl. You can just do a search on Pinterest and there are lots of ideas.
A quick mix of one part vinegar and four parts water. I had a lemon I had used earlier for dinner and squeezed what was left in the water-vinegar mix, why not?
I save the lemons to put down my garbage disposal, it keeps it smelling good!
Let soak for up a few minutes. I’ve read up to 20 but anything is better than nothing.
You could see how much was left in the bowl when I removed the strawberries.
Rinse thoroughly. I read that vinegar can extend the shelf life of your berries too (I had not tried this before so I don’t know but I’ll edit later!).
Want more ways to use vinegar. Here are some of my posts.
My favorite DIY shower cleaner.