Vinegar-Based Fruit and Veggie Wash Recipe -
Vinegar-Based Fruit and Veggie Wash Recipe
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Vinegar-Based Fruit and Veggie Wash

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"Helps to clean those fruits and veggies better than ever - and it's a lot less expensive than those commercial produce washes."

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    5 mins

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  1. Pour the vinegar and water into a spray bottle. To use, spray on vegetables, and let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse the vegetables under cold, running water using a scrub brush.
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Nov 09, 2010

Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!!

Aug 24, 2009

Very easy to make! Thanks!


8 Ratings

Oct 23, 2011

I wasn't sure how this was any different than washing the vegetables in water. Does vinegar kill potential bacteria? Either way, I was recommended it to get the wax off of some apples for a recipe. It didn't quite get the waxy shine off of the apples, but I guess it cleaned them better. I ended up rewashing them in super hot water to remove that. Plus, I was afraid of a vinegar after taste on the apples. If it kills something possibly deadly, and that is the intent, than great stuff.

Aug 01, 2013

I use a slightly different ratio of one cup vinegar to three cups water. I put soft skinned items in a bowl and soak them for about two minutes, longer for bumpy stuff like cauliflower and broccoli. If you soak strawberries too long, you'll start to get a vinegar taste even after you rinse them off.

Jun 19, 2011

Super easy! Cost efficient! Makes cleaning my fruits and veggies so much easier, especially when paired with the veggie scrubbing gloves, I eat more fruits/veggies now because it's so easy!

Jun 03, 2011

What could be simpler. Thanks Sarah.

Jan 02, 2015

I have been using this idea for a while. So much cheaper than fit. I am still using the same fit bottle. My proportions are 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar which is what I read in a magazine. I especially use it for things I will eat raw.

Nov 13, 2013

Easy also use to clean kitchen counters. Good for netrualizing underarm odor, spray wait one minute then rinse.


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  • Calories
  • < 1 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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