We all know that it’s important to wash fresh fruits and vegetables before consuming them, but those little bottles of special “wash” are expensive. Here’s a fabulous do it yourself veggie & fruit wash spray (without vinegar) for those that are afraid of a slight aftertaste.
While water is a good start to remove dirt or sand debris that may have settled on the skin of the fruit or vegetable, a more serious wash is needed to remove potential pathogens from the produce.
Veggie & Fruit Wash Spray (Without Vinegar)
Combine the following into a spray container,
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 cup of water
Seal and shake to dissolve the baking soda. apply liberally to produce, wait a couple of minutes, rinse well
How to Remove the Wax Coating from Fruit
Alternatively, if you have wax coated fruit and want to remove it easily, simply fill the sink partway with warm water and add the following:
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Baking soda
Swirl together to dissolve the baking soda, add fruit (apples, pears, etc) let set in the water about 3 minutes, remove from water, rinse and dry each fruit with a clean soft cloth to remove any remaining residue. This recipe is wonderful for removing Wax from fruit.
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