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Washing fruit and veg – I saw a post the other day about soaking your fruit & veggies in water & vinegar – which removes all the chemicals & helps keep them fresh. I just wanted to know if I could get some more details – like what vinegar to use & how much.

Posted by anon, 15/10/13

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  • rinsing with water is more than enough. if the trace chemicals on fruits and veggies were that dangerous that you needed to soak in any solution other than water the farmers would not be able to use it.
    i rinse my food and veg after buying not to remove chemicals but moreso because who knows who picked it up before you


  • Actually its a good idea


  • I use apple cider vinegar with mine.


  • Cool! Really interesting reading the comments to this!


  • my dad used to use apple cider


  • Saw this one on facebook too, but I normally wash my fruits and veggies in warm running water. So never tried the vinegar, should try it and see. Thanks for asking the question.


  • That is a great idea for things like grapes and brocoli.


  • I imagine vinegar would impact on the taste of the fruit and vegies.


  • I only rinse fruit and vegetable with fresh running water.


  • i never wash my fruit or veg but yes i know you should but i thought the vinegar was to make the apples shine


  • I use apple cider as it tend to be slightly less strong


  • Use apple cider vinegar if the taste of white vinegar is too strong.


  • I always wash my fruit and vegetables in bicarbonate of soda. It is most effective in getting rid of those little bugs.


  • Aswell as the vinegar for things like lettuce wash it with a bit of salt in water. Supposed to kill any insects.


  • I wash in warm water I would never use vinegar the fruit would not taste the same


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