View Full Version : How do u wash produce?
01-10-2010, 04:15 PM
I am not able to buy organic up here and I know there is alot of chemicals sprayed on produce. Is there a way to get it all off? Say a Jaque Costeau doc last night on Orcas and they are being poison and to show how bad these chemicals are they tested the Doctor, Jaque, Midwest women and A Veg and her Veg son-- well they all tested WAY lower than the Veg and her son with her son being the most contaminated with PCB and another chemical.
So it made me take notice of all the contaminates and wash my produce. Previously just splashed with water :(
01-10-2010, 04:31 PM
I don't know if there's anything than can get it ALL off/out, but these threads might be helpful to you. The first is a fairly recent discussion, hope it helps. During my search I saw a few others, you might be interested in looking them up...but the first one came to mind immediately, as I was just reading it the other day and I stumbled upon the second and decided to link it as well.
Cleaning non organic produce (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=57547)
How do you clean your non-organic produce? (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=4283&highlight=cleaning+vegetables)
01-10-2010, 05:37 PM
Jay Kordich says a way to remove some pestidies from fruit is to add the juice of a lemon+4 tablespoons of salt to a half full basin of cold water. Add the fruit/veg and let soak for 5 mins. Apparently it makes a natural form of hydrocholric adic which helps eliminate sprays/bacteria.
01-10-2010, 05:44 PM
I add apple cider vinegar and a produce wash from TJ's or WF's to the soak water. Then scrub with a brush or wipe with a clean dish cloth. I always use filtered water as items washed in chlorinated water tend to spoil faster-chlorine is an oxidizer.
01-11-2010, 10:40 AM
I use this
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