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by Jen Biederman on 03/04/2009
Washing Your Produce - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
Use water and white vinegar - no lie. A few squirts on your fruits and veggies gets rid of the nasty stuff (like pesticide residue) that you don't want - no store-bought washes necessary. Sincerely yours, Ideal Bite.
- Brushing bugs under the rug. A diluted vinegar rinse kills 98% of bacteria on produce - researchers found it works even better than a scrub brush.
- Cash savings you can believe in. Water and vinegar rinses cost just pennies; the premade washes we found cost $4 and up.
- It's a simple truth: Buying plastic bottles of produce wash means having to recycle them too (not to mention the energy and materials needed to make and ship them in the first place) - you'll still need to buy bottles of vinegar, but you'll buy fewer of them.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: For washing my produce, I just use plain old water and a scrub brush. So far, so good- I will, however, try this vinegar tip once I happen upon a spray bottle. ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.