4 Natural Ways to Clean your Fruits and Vegetables
Long gone are the days of simply washing your produce under running water and popping it into your mouth. In the toxic world that we live in, it takes more than just a quick visit from H2O to wash away the grim and chemicals that are present. Even the organic varieties should be meticulously cleansed, just because they are free of pesticides doesn’t make them truly clean. Below are four easy ways to clean your fruits and veg.
4 Natural Ways to Clean your Fruits and Vegetables:
Homemade Vegetable Wash: Pure lemon juice and raw apple cider vinegar contains natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. When used together in this wash, they have the ability to kill germs and bacteria without altering the taste of your crops. In a clean spray bottle, mix together 1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar and one cup of water. Shake and then spray all over your produce. Rinse with water and then consume.
Let you Produce Soak: Leafy greens are particularly dirty because they tend to collect dirt. Produce such as kale, spinach, chards, herbs and celery should be washed by soaking. Place your leafy greens in a bowl filled with cold water and let it soak for a few minutes; this will loosen all the dirt, allowing it to sink in the bottom. After a few minutes, rinse and proceed to cooking.
Soap it Up: Some produce are sold with a waxy film on their skins. In these cases, a soap wash is the ideal option. With the aid of a natural, mildly abrasive sponge and a natural food safe soap (pure vegetable glycerin is ideal) wash your produce by scrubbing the skin softly, and then rinse with water.
Store Bought Washes: There are natural washes available, specifically made to clean produce. Make sure to choose a veggie wash made with only natural ingredients because it makes no sense to wash your produce with synthetic chemicals.
Enviro-One Fruit & Vegetable Wash: There are many natural fruit and veggie washes available in your locals store, specifically made to clean produce. But the most natural, most powerful cleaner on the market is the Enviro-One Fruit and Vegetable Wash. It contains no harmful synthetic chemicals. It also remove harmful pesticide, fungicide & herbicide residues, waxes, oils and deadly bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella.
Taking the time to properly wash your fruits and vegetables before you consume will cut down on the risk of illness. At first the process may seem time consuming, however, once you get into the habit of washing your produce, doing so will become second nature.