Make-It-From-Scratch-Mondays: Produce Wash

Buying Organic fruits and vegetables can become expensive;
so here's a spray you can make that will do an excellent job of washing away the pesticides on your food, making them better for you and your family!

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 2 TBS baking soda
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
Directions: In a deep container, mix ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. Spray fresh vegetables & fruit generously.
Let stand for 5 minutes then rinse well.

Washing Produce Tips:

  • When washing leeks or spinach, I fill my sink with about two inches of cold water and toss in them in. Leeks I'll generally cut up first and then separate in the water, then I swish the veggies around for a few seconds. Take out and pat or spin dry. The dirt falls to the bottom of your sink and your veggies are clean!!

  • Before you cut into a melon, be sure to wash the outside of it first. If you don’t, the knife can drag the pesticides, dirt or bacteria from the outside rind into the fruit as you cut. The outside of melons can be very dirty.

  • Before cutting celery or mushrooms, dampen the corner of a clean kitchen towel and just wipe the produce clean.

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