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?
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.
Good info...didn't know that!
I just use water.
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.
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?
Didn't know that. I just use water.
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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