Yesterday, I was reading a buzz question from Allie Geek
PI about washing grapefruit.
question about washing grapefruit.
Then, it just so happened I was going to make lemon bars today.
I pulled out the lemons I bought and a warning label caught my attention. After viewing this warning label on the lemons, it made me think perhaps I should wash the lemons to remove the waxes and other unwanted coatings. I usually just wash fruits with water.
I saw a vegetable wash on pinterest and I decided to try it. I of course tweaked the recipe because I wanted to use
my salad spinner.
The orginal recipe for the Vegetable Wash:
Vegetable Wash which came from Jo-Anna's blog: A
Pretty Life in the Suburbs Blog
I decided to use cider vinegar as suggested by Cactus Rose on Buzz.
I added 4 quarts (16 cups) of lukewarm water to my salad spinner, then added 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar. This filled my salad spinner approximately 3/4 full.
After 10 minutes there was floating stuff in my water. Here is a close up of the water. Then I rinsed it off with water.
It did make me feel better. Does it work? What do you think?
There are other vegetable washes here on AR
This one uses lemon juice and baking soda:
Natural Fruit and Veggie Wash
This one uses vinegar as a spray:
Vinegar Based Fruit and Vegetable
The Dirty Dozen
I think I am going to visit the organic section in the grocery
store after reading about The Dirty Dozen which are the top fruits and vegetables that are best to eat organic due to high level of pesticides. In the spring, I would like to grow a garden to have some control on what I eat.