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How to wash vegetables and fruits: sharing a life hack

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
How to properly wash seasonal vegetables. Source: pixabay.com

Nowadays, there are a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables on the market and in stores. It's no secret that before they get to the shelves, these products are treated with a lot of chemicals. And they won't be washed off with plain water.

That's why OBOZREVATEL has prepared a simple life hack that will help you clean seasonal vegetables and fruits from excess dirt.

How to wash seasonal fruits and vegetables

How to wash fruits and vegetables from the market or store so that they are safe to eat

You don't need to buy any expensive and unusual products. You can just use baking soda.

1. Pour water into a deep dish.

2. Add one teaspoon of baking soda per liter of liquid.

3. Immerse the purchased fruits and vegetables.

4. Then take it out.

5. Rinse off the remaining soda with plain water.

And when the vegetables are washed, they can be used to make a delicious salad.

The idea of making a fresh salad with arugula and vegetables was published on Solomiia Zahorovska's (yum_yum_bysolomijka) Instagram page.

Fresh salad recipe with arugula and tuna

Ingredients:

  • arugula – 1 bunch
  • sweet red pepper – 1 pc
  • cucumbers – 2 pcs
  • chopped tuna – 1 can
  • salt, pepper, or a mixture of peppers, and dried garlic – optional
  • toasted sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
  • olive oil – 1 tbsp
Sweet bell peppers for salad

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the vegetables, and chop.

Fresh cucumber for the salad

2. Add to the arugula.

Tuna for salad

3. Add the tuna, spices, oil, and mix well.

Olive oil to dress a salad with

4. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds on top.

5. Serve with black bread.

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