I ran out of my fruit & veggie wash today and was surprised to find that I hadn’t posted it here….what a slacker, I am.
I decided a while back that we were going to go organic completely whenever possible. Yes, it is more expensive but the bottom line for me is this: If I’m going to splurge on something, shouldn’t this be the area? I mean, it’s the food we are eating every day. Anyway, I shop at Kroger and they have a nice selection of organics, probably the best among the local grocery stores. I can’t get everything, but I can get pretty darn close. When I can’t get organics, I especially want to get all that crud off of my fruits and veggies, so I give them a good dousing with my spray, swish ’em around, and even scrub them when possible.
I bought grapes the other day. (Not organic because Kroger didn’t have them.) I rinsed them with water, which basically does nothing. Have you ever really looked at a grape? They’re covered with a white powdery film. I took one and just wiped it real good with a towel and you should have seen how shiny it was after I did that!
I think this wash does a pretty good job and definitely better than just rinsing with water. And way cheaper than the kind you can buy. I’m sorry, I can’t remember where I got this recipe….I’ve been making it for years and I’ve been away from the blogging world for a while, but if I can come up with it, I’ll be sure to post a link.
Here’s the recipe:
1 C. water
1 C. white vinegar
1 T. baking soda
1/2 lemon, juiced
Pour all into a large bowl or container (to allow for the chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda). Pour into a spray bottle, using a funnel. Spray fruit and rinse well. Use a scrub brush for firmer produce.