Homemade veggie wash from www.tipnut.com

I use this veggie wash, it is easy and inexpensive.  To prevent the mixture from overflowing from fizz, mix in a deep bowl, let sit for 15 minutes, and then pour into a spray bottle.  Basket Of Fresh Veggies

Homemade Produce Wash Recipe from www.tipnut.com

1 cup water
1 cup vinegar
2 TBS baking soda
2 TBS lemon juice


  • Mix ingredients then pour in clean spray bottle. Spray fresh vegetables & fruit generously. Sit for 5 minutes then rinse.

There are also these Fresh Fruit & Veggies Washing Tips

  • Sprinkle wet fruit and veggies with baking soda then gently scrub and rinse. This cleaning method safely removes dirt and residue off produce. Mentioned previously on this page: 50 Quick Tips For The Kitchen.
  • A mix of 50/50 vinegar and water sprayed on fruit & veggies also works as a good produce cleaner. Let sit for a few minutes before washing off.

Fruit & Veggie Soak Recipe:

1/2 cup vinegar
3 TBS salt

Mix ingredients to dissolve salt then add to sinkful of water (stir to mix). Soak fruit and veggies for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and pat dry.

 Did You Know: You should wash the outsides of melons before cutting through them? If you don’t, the knife will drag the pesticides/dirt/bacteria from the outside rind into the fruit as you cut. The outside of melons can carry some seriously nasty cooties. See Melons: Safe Handling Practices for Consumers (pdf).


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