Do you wash your fruits and veggies? 🍅🍆🥦🥕🍎 If not, have you read the studies? 😳 Once you do, you’ll never skip washing produce again. Sorry friends...I know it seems like yet one more thing to add to your to do list, but I promise it can be easy! ✌️
Just get a big glass or stainless bowl and fill with water, add in ½ white vinegar, 5 drops of Lemon essential oil. And recently I started adding in a few pumps of On Guard handwash to take the cleaning up a notch. Easy peasy, right?
Next just let the produce soak for about 15 minutes (ideally – but 5 minutes is better than nothing!); then drain, rinse and dry.
👋 Goodbye dirt, pesticides, bacteria and bugs!
And you’ll want to pay special attention to the “dirty dozen” (the list made by the Environmental Working Group that ranks fruits and vegetables from most to least likely to have pesticide residue). The list for 2019 includes: strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes. More than 90 percent of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines, and kale tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides. Multiple samples of kale showed 18 different pesticides. Yuck, I know! 🤮
So are you going to give this a try? Or have you done this before and have a recipe you want to share?