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Everyone probably knows by now that it’s best to limit exposure to pesticides. The Dirty Dozen by the Environmental Working Group let’s you know the the top 12 fruits and vegetables that currently have the most pesticide residue. The best option is to purchase these items organic, but sometimes it’s difficult to find organic products or just too expensive. This is my favorite way to wash conventional fruits and vegetables, but you can use it on organics too! For organics, I typically only rinse with cold water.
For this simple fruit wash recipe, you will only need two simple products, white vinegar and Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap. I buy Dr. Bronners from Thrive Market, because they have the best price that I have found. You can also buy it on Amazon, and at some Target and Wal-Mart stores. You can buy pre-made fruit washes at the grocery store, but they can be pricey and sometimes contain questionable ingredients. This fruit wash costs only pennies (the Dr. Bronners will last a long time) and it works great!
The Best Way to Wash Fruit
Add cold water to a CLEAN sink.
Drop 1/2 cup of vinegar + a squirt of Dr. Bronners into the water.
Soak the fruit or veggies for a few minutes, scrub with a brush if necessary.
Rinse the fruits or veggies in fresh, cold water.
Set in a colander or basket over a towel to dry.
That’s it! This is the best way to wash fruit that I have found, and it’s so easy! I was a little hesitant to use soap in my fruit wash, but I tried it and I really think it makes a difference!
What do you use to wash your produce? I’d love to hear more ideas! Let me know if you try the best way to wash fruit, and how it works for you!
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