Monday, August 20, 2012

Vinegar- Great for Cleaning Vegetables

Did you know that vinegar, any kind, can be used to clean your vegetables?

Vinegar can be used to remove most pesticides and bacteria from your fresh produce and fruit. Any basic white vinegar will do. All you need is a solution of 10% vinegar to 90% water. Just briefly soak your produce  or fruit in the solution, swish it around, and rinse thoroughly.

Now this doesn't work so well on fragile fruits, like berries, as they can soak up the vinegar since their skin is porous. So rinsing berries in water is the more preferred method.

Vinegar comes in many types and each has its own set of benefits and uses. White distilled vinegar is useful for cleaning and horticultural purposes. Fruit vinegars such as apple cider vinegar has many reported health benefits when taken internally. 

20% vinegar is one that should be avoided. It is a petroleum derivative that is dangerous to breathe. It can be damaging to your eyes and skin.

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