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How to wash fruits and vegetables to keep them healthy: the best way

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
How to wash fruits and vegetables. Source: istockphoto.com

Many people believe that if a vegetable or fruit has a peel that needs to be removed, then it is not necessary to wash the fruit. Or they think that simply wetting it with running water is enough to make it clean. But this is a bit of a misconception.

That's why FoodOboz will tell you how to wash vegetables and fruits properly to make them safe and healthy for consumption.

Home-grown apples

The first thing you should know is that fruits and vegetables should always be washed, regardless of whether they need to be peeled or not.

Home-grown apples

An acidic environment will help get rid of bacteria, so water alone is not enough. Fruits and vegetables should be washed in a water-vinegar solution (150 milliliters of vinegar per liter of water). This is the best way to get rid of all the bacteria that have settled on the skins of fruits and vegetables.

Home-grown apples

However, to fight pesticides, we need an acidic environment, so we add a tablespoon of ordinary baking soda to a liter of water and rinse the produce.

How to wash fruits and vegetables to keep them healthy: the best way

Only after these two procedures should you thoroughly wash vegetables and fruits under running water. As for ready-made "washed" products, it is always better to be safe than sorry than to deal with the consequences of food poisoning. It's not the manufacturers' fault – there is a possibility that bacteria are not destroyed during the rinsing process.

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