Monday, June 14, 2010

How to Wash Fruits & Vegetables

If you have wondered about how effective the produce washes are, you are not alone. There are so many products used in growing veggies and fruits that leave a residue on the produce. Although there are various washes on the market, one is never sure if they exacerbate the problem by adding to the residues rather than removing them. So when a friend gave me a very helpful tip in cleaning produce the other day, I was quite excited. All it takes is a small amount of apple cider vinegar to get rid of bacteria and just plain dirt!

Jeanelle told me that she had heard about using apple cider vinegar as a wash on NPR. Here is one more use for apple cider vinegar in addition to using it in cooking. Read this article for interesting information.

I like this idea especially for foods that are not cooked like fresh fruits and veggies for a salad or a snack. Happy and healthy cleaning, cooking, and eating!

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