For most of us, washing our fruits and vegetables means running the produce under cold water, or in some cases giving it a quick rub on our leg before taking a bite.
Sorry to be the voice of reality here, but while these strategies may remove some visible dirt, they do not guarantee that our fruit is clean. In fact we would probably be better off eating the dirt than some of the things that may be left on our fruit.
Best Food Facts asked two horticulture experts, and while a vinegar bath won’t knock out every fungus or bacteria that may be living on the surface of our fruits and veggies, the right concentration can help combat some of them.
The experts advise:
- Combining three parts water and one part vinegar in a large container.
- Add the produce and let it soak for 20 minutes.
- After soaking, rinse the produce, then go ahead and enjoy!
It really is that painless.
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