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How do you wash your raw fruits and veggies?

Posted by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:16 AM
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 I have heard that hydrogen peroxide is a natural, effective way to clean them--does anyone do this or know if it's a good idea?

by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:16 AM
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BelindaDuvessa
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:23 AM
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Wash vegetables and fruits with hydrogen peroxide to remove dirt and pesticides. Add 1/4 cup of H2O2 to a sink of cold water. After washing, rinse thoroughly with cool water.

This is the site I got it from.  It lists tons of uses for Hydrogen Peroxide.

kckmom3
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:34 AM

 Thank you!

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 2, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Good info...didn't know that!

crabbyD
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM
I didn't know this either! Thanks
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Bleacheddecay
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM

I just use water.

LntLckrsCmQut
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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Since I buy organic produce, I just wash them really well with water. I do soak my berries in a mixture of water/vinegar to get rid of the mold spores, to make them last a little bit longer.

If you aren't buying organic produce, it's best to wash them with a vinegar/water mixture. I've never heard of using peroxide but I'm sure it would be fine.

mp3mom
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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Welcome! I hadn't heard this before :)

Quoting kckmom3:

 I have heard that hydrogen peroxide is a natural, effective way to clean them--does anyone do this or know if it's a good idea?


jendawn1
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Cool info thanks
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reneawesley
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Didn't know that. I just use water. 

suetoo
by Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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I have a big two sided sink. One is smaller and shallower. That is the "clean" side for fruits, veggies and baby bottles for my grand kids. Everyone in the family learned to never wash their hands over the clean side! LOL The other is for dishes to get dumped and rinsed before going in dishwasher. And I sanitize every week with bleach, 1:10 parts water. I soak veggies in cold water to get critters or soil off them, then put in colander to drain.

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