When plain water doesn’t get your produce as clean as you’d like, try this simple, homemade veggie wash made from a blend of vinegar and water.
Do you wash your fruits and vegetables after getting them home from the store or farmer’s market? We do. While washing your vegetables isn’t a guarantee you will remove everything that could make you or your family sick, it can help.
Does Washing Your Vegetables Make Them Safer?
- Washing veggies can get rid of larger-particle dirt and debris.
- It can also help remove high concentrations of bacteria and viruses.
- Washing helps minimize exposure to pesticides, though it will not totally eliminate these residues.
- Washing veggies may NOT protect your kids from specific resistant bacteria such as E. Coli or Salmonella.
According to the International Food Safety Council, the E. Coli bacteria has made…