A Cheap and Easy Way to Wash Your Vegetables

Did you know that fresh produce is often covered with wax, bacteria, and even pesticide residues? Nutrition Diva has the simple solution

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS,
July 16, 2012

A Cheap and Easy Way to Wash Your Vegetables


It’s important to wash fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly to remove surface impurities like wax, soil, bacteria, and even pesticide residues. But there’s no need to buy expensive vegetable sprays!

Simply pour undiluted white vinegar into a reusable spray bottle and keep it by the sink. To clean your produce, spray it with the vinegar, rub it with your hands, and rinse thoroughly.  Remember to clean lemons and limes before putting them in drinks! For more, see this discussion on the Nutrition Diva Facebook page.

For more on reducing exposure to pesticides, including whether or not peeling fruit is a good alternative, click here.

And for information on international pesticide levels, check out this Quick Tip.