Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It needs a good wash!

Image credit: chemical free life

Today I'm going to give you a simple and easy way to turn conventional fruit and veggies into the best they can be. We all know that buying organic is the best option due to the large amount of chemicals and pesticides that are routinely sprayed all over our beloved veggie and fruit crops.

There is huge amounts of chemicals and toxins within these sprays and these end up on and in the food. So whenever I get home from shopping for fruit and veg I ALWAYS fill a big bowl with cold tap water and put:

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon bicarb soda

Give this a mix to make sure the bicarb is all dissolved and put your produce in the water (make sure all the food is covered with water) if you have heaps of produce just do it in a few stages.

Let these have a little soak for a minute and with a clean scrubbing sponge give the harder fruits and veg and scrub. For the softer ones (lettuce, spinach etc) just lightly scrub with sponge or fingers. 

Put on a clean, dry tea towel and pat dry.

There you go, you have helped take some of the residue off your produce. While there is still some that can't be removed this is the best option for those of us who can't afford organic all the time, and I might also add I also wash organic produce like this too, in case there is anything on it. Better to be as safe as possible.

Both vinegar and bicarb are very cheap and also can be used to clean your house (there are a heap of recipes for green household cleaners. This is the one I use Household Cleaner). 
So there you have it. A simple and cheap way of washing your fruit and veggies. 

Have an uplifting day

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