It would be wonderful if we all could buy organic fruits and vegetables. But for many it is not affordable or accessible. Now I do not know if a produce wash is scientifically better than water for washing produce or not, but I do know that it eases my mind a little bit.
For strawberries, I usually mix a recipe of produce wash and soak the berries in it. Then I drain them and rinse off with water. I think I’ll start doing this for grapes as well.
I also mix a “batch” of produce wash and keep it in a spray bottle in the refrigerator. For all other produce, I spray it, rub it a bit, and then rinse off with water. You can purchase a spray bottle in the health and beauty section of a drug store or the dollar store. The other ingredients are things that I think most every kitchen has readily available. So making your own is easy and inexpensive.
What do you think? Do you use a produce wash? Will you start?
- 1 cup water
- 2 T. white vinegar
- 1 T. lemon juice
- Mix all 3 ingredients.
- Use entire batch to soak produce if desire.
- Or fill a spray bottle and keep in refrigerator and spray off produce as needed.