Monday, March 09, 2009

Pesticides OFF!

Can't buy organic because it's too pricey?!
Here's a quick and easy way to remove pesticides and other impurities from your veggies and fruit!

Add 1 tsp. of bleach to 1 gallon of water and let soak for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly! You can also soak your fruits in veggies in hydrogen peroxide for 10 min., too. Rinse thoroughly.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that the CDC does not recommend that you use a bleach water solution to clean fruits and veggies. When bleach comes in contact with organic matter it mutates into many different types of carcinogens. Instead try a mixture of white vinegar and water to clean produce.

MelissaD said...

Thanks for the info!!!

constans@globalnet.co.uk said...

I would be wary, also, of using an oxidiser like hydrogen peroxide, esp where it is not immediately clear what degree of dilution to use. Best stick with washing under running water, or water & vinegar as suggested by Anon. (For info: I don't know if the legal definition of organic is clearer in the US, but in the UK , 'organic' actually allows some pesticides, as long as the pesticides are themselves simple chemicals or of organic origin, ie copper sulphate or something prepared from plants!)

MelissaD said...

Thanks for your feedback!

Kendra at New Life On A Homestead said...

I have a good recipe for a produce wash on my site... if you're interested!

Kendra at Newlifeonahomestead.com