Do you wash your fruit and Veg?
Well you should.
A vinegar fruit wash is an easy homemade solution that can be used to clean fruits and vegetables. While there are commercial vinegar produce washes available on the market, using a simple mixture of water and vinegar will yield the same results for a fraction of the price.
Both white vinegar and apple cider vinegar contain between 5% and 6% acetic acid, which kills pathogenic bacteria. Washing fruit with vinegar can also kill the spores that cause mould, supress mould growth for longer than if you hadn't rinsed your produce with it and prevent you from introducing mould spored to the inside of your fridge (where they can spread to other foods and cause more spoilage.
Here is a simple recipe for making a vinegar fruit wash:
- Mix one part vinegar with three parts water in a large bowl.
- Add your fruit, and gently agitate it with your hands.
- Let it sit for about three minutes.
- Strain it into a colander in the sink, then rinse with cold water.
- Move the fruit to a baking tray lined with a clean towel or paper towels, and let it air-dry completely before storing.
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