Washing fruits and vegetables to remove wax and pesticides is a good idea, but did you know that a white vinegar and water wash kills ninety-eight per cent of germs and removes pesticides? You can reuse a sanitized spray bottle and combine three parts water to one part white vinegar.
Spray the wash on your fruits and vegetables and then rinse with water. Or, if you have a large amount of produce, place the fruits and veggies in your sink or a large bowl and fill with water. Then add one quarter cup to one half cup of white vinegar. Soak for fifteen to twenty minutes and then rinse with water. You may think that since you eat organic produce that you don’t need to clean your fruits and vegetables, but while organics don’t use pesticides, they may use natural soil enhancers and fertilizers like manure, bone meal and worm castings, so it’s a good idea to wash all produce!