• MYO Fruit & Vegetable Wash

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    1. bleedingace's Avatar
      bleedingace -
      i use both of these mixes and it has saved me lots of money! thanks so much for posting!
    1. Leslietx's Avatar
      Leslietx -
      i volunteer at my church for a food ministry. we got a truck load of fresh fruit and veggies each week and my family brings home a ton of fresh food each week that would otherwise be wasted. i wonder if i should be washing the items before i put them away or just as i am taking them out to use?

      if i wash them first, won't it cause some items to go bad quicker, such as berries? what about mushrooms, can you wash them, they get so slimy!
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Leslietx View Post
      I wonder if I should be washing the items before I put them away or just as I am taking them out to use? If I wash them first, won't it cause some items to go bad quicker, such as berries? What about mushrooms, can you wash them, they get so slimy!
      Most veggies should be washed just prior to eating/use especially Mushrooms & berries. Some veggies are okay to wash ahead of time, like lettuce, celery, green peppers (if you dry them really well afterwards!) We usually use a salad spinner to get the excess water off.
    1. DJAustin's Avatar
      DJAustin -
      i've been looking for this...thank you..
    1. farmkat's Avatar
      farmkat -
      so glad to see this here!! thank you.
      bookmarking...
    1. massageabilene's Avatar
      massageabilene -
      i need thisnthanks
    1. sunshinedragon's Avatar
      sunshinedragon -
      these sound great! thank you so much !
    1. djmiller1959's Avatar
      djmiller1959 -
      this is such a $$ saver! thanks for these wonderful recipes.
    1. rott440's Avatar
      rott440 -
      i work in the produce dept at walmart, after seeing the waxes they put on cucumbers and white powder on the oranges lemons and limes. i would suggest to all, to use this fruit and veggie cleaner. i am for sure gonna use this one
    1. Kimberlysue's Avatar
      Kimberlysue -
      i can't wait to use this recipe for our fruits and veggies. even when i buy organic, i still wash it thoroughly. now i can save some money doing it.

      thanks!
    1. diannalee's Avatar
      diannalee -
      thank you very much for this helpful recipe! i am mixing some up now! we eat lots of fruit and veggies.
    1. Starstorm's Avatar
      Starstorm -
      wow thank you this is very cool!
    1. Ketsyc's Avatar
      Ketsyc -
      in the first recipe it calls for lemon, this is something i personally can't use, what is it's purpose? do you think it will work as well without the lemon juice added?
    1. Karik's Avatar
      Karik -
      thank you for posting these hints for washing fruits and vegetables as i use both of them on a daily basis and just using water never seemed to be enough.luckily i also grow my own lemons.
    1. dixiesmom's Avatar
      dixiesmom -
      i realize there is probably a really good argument for not washing fruits and veggies until you use them but washing and cleaning them works well in my house and our schedule and is healthier,we tend to grab and run with our snacks. i used a homemade wash with vinegar but i will modify with the one you provide.
      with a goal of accessing good for us food quickly when hungry ,this works for us. air and water can be bad for fresh fruits and veges so i dry and seal with a food sealing appliance i obtained from the thrift store for very little $.

      rather than using the expensive plastic roll that is made for these sealers i use cheap plastic bags in a correct size and i never waste a grape.
    1. 1ptcruiser's Avatar
      1ptcruiser -
      Quote Originally Posted by rott440 View Post
      i work in the produce dept at walmart, after seeing the waxes they put on cucumbers and white powder on the oranges lemons and limes. i would suggest to all, to use this fruit and veggie cleaner. i am for sure gonna use this one
      I too also work at Walmart sometimes covering shifts in the produce department.

      Customers need to stop taste testing grapes, cherries and any other fruit before buying, taking home and washing. If they had any idea how much pesticide is put on these produce items, maybe they would stop.
      I used to drive transport in the fresh produce division picking up produce sometimes right out of the fields in California bound for Canada. Broccoli for instance would be packed in ice as it was loaded into trailers.

      A very toxic pesticide fogging spray would be sprayed onto the produce prior to shutting the trailer doors. Now, if the load is too heavy to get across the truck scales, doors would be opened again and more produce would be removed from the trailer to bring the total weight down. Upon opening the transport trailer doors the pesticide fumes that would escape would knock you back off your feet.

      A skunk smells wonderful compared to these fumes.
      So, rinse, rinse and rinse again to get those toxins off. These produce pesticides have cancer agents and who knows what else that will eventually kill you. So, please don't nibble on produce before you pay for it and take it home to wash.

      For heavens sake, you know what grapes and cherries taste like.
    1. SCMary's Avatar
      SCMary -
      Thank you so much for posting. I will use these.
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