Sunday, July 29, 2012

How to clean your fruits and vegetables and stay healthy!

Staying healthy is very important to all of us.We all know how important it is to clean our fruits and vegetables before we eat them. After all, if we don't clean them well before we eat them we risk exposing ourselves to harmful bacteria that can make us very sick. Recently, we had a visitor who reminded us of an excellent, inexpensive and readily available product to clean our produce with that we all usually have on hand - vinegar!

Livestrong.com has an article on How to Clean Fruits & Vegetables with vinegar. They also have another article entitled Vinegar Vegetable Wash that is also very interesting. The mixture of vinegar to water is 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. You can make the solution up in a spray bottle and use it to spray on smooth surfaced produce or you can make a "bath" and soak the produce for at least 3 minutes. I prefer the second method and soak my produce for a longer period - 15 minutes - to ensure that as much bacteria is killed as possible.



We recently purchased a 4 litre bottle of distilled vinegar for only 51 cordobas (approx $2.17 CDN). Truly, an inexpensive solution to safeguard your health.