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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  • 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



  • I use vinegar for cleaning but never heard of it for washing fruit.



  • I use about 1/2 cup of vinegar in about 3-4 litres of water. Seems to do the trick.


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