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Make your own veggie and fruit wash

Make your own veggie and fruit wash

Fight food contamination by taking the time to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating. Here are some easy and cheap ways to do it at home. It’s important to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating. Many are contaminated with bacteria, which contributes in part to the estimated 9 million people who get sick each year from eating dirty food in the United States. Washing can dissolve wax coatings, get rid of pesticide residues, and reduce the presence of bacteria. Learn how to make your own simple veggie and fruit washes at home: Using vinegar Vinegar is a natural disinfectant. Combine equal parts white vinegar and water. Spray onto hard-skinned fruits and vegetables, rub it in, and rinse; or place in a bowl and soak soft-skinned fruits for 1-2 minutes before rinsing. Using lemon Fill a bowl or sink with cool water. Dissolve ¼ cup salt, then add juice...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/make-your-own-veggie...

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