Clean Produce? How?

A while ago we talked about some of the dirtiest produce there is… but the reality is that ALL produce should be washed to remove dirt, germs, and pesticides. I’m not a fan of buying separate washes for everything, so I stumbled upon a very SIMPLE rinse that you can make at home to rid your produce of all the “bad” stuff! I found this recipe from a great Instagram page that you should follow if you’re interested in living green! (Which you should ALL be!

What you’ll need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
  • Lemons
  • Water
  • A jar that seals (to store your cleanser!)

How to make the cleaner:

  1. Mix 1 cup ACV with the juice of 2 lemons and 1 cup of water in the jar you’ve chosen.
  2. Shake and store in the fridge for use for up to one month

How to use it:

  1. Fill your sink with cold water and pour 1 cup of the homemade cleanser in.
  2. Put your produce in the sink and let it soak for about 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse and dry your produce

NOTE: soft fruits like raspberries will absorb the vinegar if they soak too long, so only drop them in for a brief swim and make sure to rinse them well!


One Comment Add yours

  1. Great tip! I have a veggie garden that is about to inundate me with more food than I can reasonably consume before it goes bad. I will use this recipe to clean and share my harvest.


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