How to Clean Fruits & Veggies Thoroughly (And Naturally)

Don’t spend money on expensive produce cleaners! When you’re hungry, cleaning your fruits or veggies may seem like a burden. Unless you want to consume parasites, toxic residue, pesticides, or even bugs (yes, little buggies crawling around in between those grapes), you should probably wash your produce.

I used to just rinse my fruit under the faucet and think they were clean.

…Nope (see photo above)

If there’s a residue, they’re not clean. Cleaning produce is really easy and inexpensive.

All you need:

1/3 cup distilled white vinegar (or Apple Cider Vinegar)
1 cup spring water (preferably)
A bowl
Your produce

Directions:

Combine aprox 1:3 ratio of vinegar to water in bowl.  You could eye ball if you’d like.

Place produce in bowl and allow to sit, time depends on what you’re cleaning! Berries, no more than 5-10 minutes.  Grapes need to be cleaned for longer, about 20 minutes.

Remove produce from bowl and rinse thoroughly with water. Lay out to dry.
So, does it really work?  Well the pictures speak for themselves: Just look at the nasty residue left over in the bowl from the grapes

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