Did you know that rinsing your fruits and vegetables with water doesn’t actually do anything except for rinse off the visible dirt. You need to really wash your vegetables to get rid of any bad residues or pesticides. Even organic produce should be washed! Try this essential oil fruit wash.
There is a quick and easy way to wash your fruits a vegetables.
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cup of distilled white vinegar
- 1 tbsp. of baking soda
- 3 to 5 drops of lemon essential oil
Let soak in for 1o to 15 minutes and then follow with a rinse.
These measurements will fill up a large bowl to wash your fruit and vegetables in. If you’re like me and like to meal prep, you can go ahead and fill up your sink with water and just adjust the ratio to wash everything at once! Hassle free!
Here’s a couple quick facts that I thought would be a good addition to this article:
- Washing fruits and vegetables before you store them can make them spoil faster.
-True, but I like to keep them clean before I store them so I know they’re clean in my fridge. Wash them and just dry them off with a clean towel before storing.
- You don’t have to peel all vegetables that have a skin.
-But if you want to, make sure to wash before peeling. You could actually transfer bacteria from the outside to the inside of the vegetable.
Yeah, it’s a great idea to wash all of your produce. Yes, there are residual pesticides on a lot of fruits and veggies. While not all are harmful, they could be. You never know what’s on your produce. Before you want to run away from fruits and veggies forever, your chances of actually getting a food-borne illness is very unlikely. There’s no need to go crazy with an expensive, unnecessary produce fruit wash. Try this simple recipe instead and enjoy!