I wanted to share how I wash my fruits and veggies. I wish that I lived on a farm and could grow everything we needed but I must buy a great deal and it has always bothered me what may be lurking on our fruits and veggies. I have no idea frankly how much this removes but I love cleaning the produce this way and when you see the water afterwards it seems to be working pretty well.
First, when I come home from the produce store I wash all the fruits and veggies right away. I take a giant bowl and fill with cold water and one cup of white distilled vinegar. I then submerge as much as I can and let soak for 30 minutes.
If you can see the water it is nice and clear here.
As I remove the first batch I rinse really well with clean water and let dry for a bit on the counter before storing.
I go ahead and add the second batch of produce to the existing water and vinegar and repeat the soaking and rinsing.
See that water. It is now cloudy and you will see little bugs floating in there too with lots of silt and dirt on the bottom of the bowl. Nothing tastes like vinegar and we can just grab the fruit and eat without washing once I am done with this quick process.
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