Produce Wash

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.   

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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?

Also shared at Make Your Own MondayGluten Free Friday .

Produce Wash


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 T. white vinegar
  • 1 T. lemon juice


  1. Mix all 3 ingredients.
  2. Use entire batch to soak produce if desire.
  3. Or fill a spray bottle and keep in refrigerator and spray off produce as needed.
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2 Responses to Produce Wash

  1. Kendra says:

    Smart! I usually just use running water, but I’ll have to try that.

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