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Cleansing produce with Vinegar - Quite necessary

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I thought this might be an interesting topic for a blog. I recently started cleansing my fresh produce that I buy with vinegar water as soon as I get them home. It kills bacteria, makes the food safer to eat, and keeps them from molding before you can eat them all.

I mix vinegar with water in a large container and let the fruit/veggies set in the water for about 5 minutes, then rinse them with clean water, dry them, and then put them away.

I usually have to change the water quite often, since it dirties up rather quickly.

Here's some pictures:

Look at these beautiful, clean fruits and veggies! So pretty :)

Here's a picture of the second round of vinegar water. So dirty, I can't believe I didn't cleans my produce in the past. ICK! I can't imagine all of that going in my body...


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINTPICKER 6/19/2013 7:29AM

    great idea!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 6/17/2013 11:37AM

    This is such a great tip. I just started doing this (about 3 grocery trips ago) and it has made such a difference! Food lasts much longer (especially strawberries) and the dirty water proves that it's cleaning the produce.

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BAMEIBOO 6/17/2013 11:28AM

    I use vinegar too!

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LEANNAW4 6/16/2013 12:30PM

    I'm going to try this. I'm curious about the ratio of vinegar to water. Does it matter? Thanks so much for sharing!

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MCJULIEO 6/15/2013 11:12PM

    I'll have to try it!

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LINOVER 6/15/2013 10:09PM

    Thanks for sharing! Vinegar is good for so many things!

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RENIESSPARKIN 6/15/2013 3:37PM

    Oh, you clever gal! I'm so impressed and this is so easy too. Thanks a lot, pal.

Renie emoticon

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PRINCHESSA 6/15/2013 1:53PM

    Just saw this tip specifically for keeping strawberries fresh longer yesterday on FaceBook... I've been washing with FIT for years, but it's a hard to find rinse, and hey - vinegar is dirt cheap (pun intended there).

Thanks for sharing here, where I can hit this subscribe button to find it again ;)


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SWIMLOVER 6/15/2013 12:21PM

  Thank You for this informative blog!

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_LINDA 6/15/2013 9:44AM

    That is an awesome tip! I scrub the heck out of my produce with a brush and just plain water, but I like this idea too! I used to use Watkins veggie wash and was very disappointed when they discontinued it as it was so effective.
Looks so good alright!!

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PICKIE98 6/15/2013 8:13AM

    yes, vinegar is the greatest disinfectant,, we use it for cleaning along with baking soda, ammonia,bleach.
Vinegar will make your raspberries and strawberries last longer too.

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