Apr 23, 2008
Most of us just wash our fruits & vegetables with water thinking that this will remove the pesticides and/or bacteria. However, that is not the case and so here are some ways to wash your vegetables & fruits and remove the toxins. This should also lower your risk of getting a foodborne illness:
Trick # 1 --- In a spray bottle, mix 50% water with 50% white, distilled vinegar. Add 1 Tablespoon of baking soda (watch the explosion... LOL!) and you can also add 15 drops of grapeseed oil to the mix. Spray on your fruits and/or vegetables and then rinse off.
Trick # 2 --- First, spray your vegetables and/or fruit with white, distilled vinegar. Next, spray 3% of hydrogen peroxide on your veggies. (do not mix them together... it is not safe) Next, rinse off under running water. University tests show that this technique killed more potentially lethal bacteria, including Salmonella, Shigella, and even E. coli, than chlorine bleach or any commercially available kitchen cleaner.