How To Properly Clean Fruits & Vegetables
Are you the type of person that takes an apple, washes it for maybe a split second and thinks: boom, it’s clean? Well, I’m sorry, but doing that is simply not enough. Unless the produce you’ve purchased is registered as “Organic” and the numbers on the little sticker begin with a “9” your produce needs a lil bit more cleaning than a gentle wash.
Non-Organic produce are consistently sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals (which is completely fine, because it helps reduce wasted produce caused by pests which, in turn, helps keep prices down for us) and they need to be washed off before consumption. We have a method, which many others use, but if this is the first time you’ve heard of this method then you will most likely use it every time you come home from the supermarket.
To start off, you will need to fill your sink half-way with water (temperature doesn’t really matter, but shoot for room temp). Once you’ve got a decent amount of water, you are going to add the second and last ingredient: White Distilled Vinegar. You’re going to add at least 1-cup of the vinegar to the water and then simply pour in your produce. Once you’ve got your produce in the water vinegar solution, mix them all together and set a timer for at least 10 minutes, stirring the solution occasionally.
After the time has gone by, you will notice that the water is no longer clear and you will realize what you have just avoided putting into your body. Now that the produce has sat in this solution, for however long you decided, simply take them out and wash off the solution and store for future enjoyment.