Produce wash can be expensive, but the concept of washing away most pesticides and bacteria is an attractive one. What’s even cooler is that your produce actually tastes better when it’s cleaned thoroughly and that waxy residue is removed!
So to create your own dirt cheap produce wash, add:
- 1/2 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of white vinegar (pour in super slow to avoid eruption)
Mix this together in a spray bottle. It’ll fizz up, so let it settle down. When you’re ready to wash, place produce into a bowl. Remember, shake the bottle before use! Now, spray or pour it all over your produce and leave it for about 5-10 minutes. For solid produce, massage it in or scrub with your hands or a small palm brush, and rinse to remove those vinegary, baking-soda-ey flavours. For leafy or small produce, soak for 10 minutes, rinse well and drain.
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But wouldn’t combining bicarb and vinegar just neutralise them leaving water and salt?
Thanks Melissa! I tried the aluminum balls yesterday and they worked well for all but two staticy sweaters.