We all know that buying organic greatly reduces our exposure to pesticides. However, what you might not know is that every 1 in 10 organic crop samples tests positive for pesticide residues. While buying organic is always a great idea, it can be hard on the wallet. Today I am going to share with you my favorite way to wash fruits and vegetables. This DIY concoction can eliminate up to 100% of pesticide residues and is more effective than store bought produce cleaners, tap water and diluted vinegar.
Perfect Fruit & Veggie Wash
Step 1 Fill a sink or container with lukewarm water using a measuring cup. Keep track of how many cups it takes to fill the sink or container with water.
Step 2 Add one teaspoon of sea salt for every cup of water used to fill the container or sink. Stir the mixture with a serving spoon or other appropriate kitchen utensil.
Step 3 Place all fruits and vegetables in the sink or container and let them soak for at least two minutes. A vegetable scrub can be used to further remove pesticides with a gentle brushing of the produce exterior.
Sources: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-make-your-own-fruit-and-vegetable-wash/ http://www.livestrong.com/article/505005-how-to-soak-vegetables-fruit-in-sea-salt-water-to-remove-pesticides/