Wash your produce!

Have you ever picked up a piece of fruit or a vegetable from the grocery store and just taken a big bite out of it without washing it first? We’ve all been guilty of it at some point or another. But did you know that washing your produce is not just a good idea, but it’s actually really important for your health?

First of all, let’s talk about why you should wash your produce in the first place. Fruits and vegetables are often sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals during the growing process to keep insects and diseases at bay. Even if you buy organic produce, it’s still a good idea to wash it to remove any dirt, bacteria, or other potential contaminants that may have accumulated on the surface during transport or storage.

This can not only make your produce look more appealing, but it can also help to extend its shelf life by removing anything that might cause it to spoil faster.

But the most important reason to wash your produce is for your health. Fruits and vegetables can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms, especially if they’ve been handled by multiple people or stored in less-than-ideal conditions. Eating unwashed produce can lead to a variety of foodborne illnesses, ranging from mild stomach upset to more serious conditions like E. coli and salmonella.

Wash your produce immediately before eating or cooking!

So how should you go about washing your produce?

When it comes to washing your produce, I recommend that you use a produce wash solution that’s made from natural ingredients. There are a variety of natural produce wash products available that use ingredients like vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda to help remove dirt, bacteria, and other contaminants from the surface of your m be

Another option is to make your own produce wash at home using natural ingredients. For example, you could mix together equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and use this to spray your fruits and vegetables before rinsing them under running water.


• 1 cup of distilled water

• 1 cup of white vinegar/1 tablespoon of baking soda


1. In a large bowl, mix together the distilled water and white vinegar.

2. Add the baking soda and stir until dissolved.

3. Place your produce in thesolution and let soak for 10 minutes.

4. Rinse the produce under cold water and pat dry with a clean towel.

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