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Washing produce is a good idea, particularly when you buy non-organic produce. However, even organic produce should be washed.
Just because a fruit or veggie isn’t sprayed with pesticides does not mean that it isn’t picking up germs or bacteria on it’s trip from the farm to your house.
There are a lot of produce sprays and washes on the market. However, they cost more money then I would like to spend on something that just washes an apple. Not to mention it is just one more thing I would need to remember to pick up at the store.
Thankfully, it’s easy to make your own produce wash! Very easy. In fact, if you are using vinegar to clean your house then you probably already have your very own produce wash; you just don’t realize it.
Homemade Produce Wash
1/2 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
Mix together and put in a spray bottle. Spray on produce, rub or scrub depending on the produce.
Rinse and eat.
For produce that requires more of a soaking technique (such as lettuce or broccoli) you can pour the vinegar solution in a bowl and rinse that way.
The recipe is a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to water so feel free to make a larger batch if you need to.
Odds are you have the vinegar on hand already so in essence it’s free to make this produce wash! It’s completely safe and natural also!