How Clean, Are Your Vegtables?

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How clean are your vegtables that you just bought from the grocery store or the fresh farmers market?  Are we ready to find out?  Lets do this.  Ready?


So, you just got in from the grocery store or the stand on the side of the road and you think and feel you have fresh vegtables.  Lets say, you do have fresh vegtables.  Now, how clean do you think or feel like they are?  Great question, right?  No matter how clean you might feel or think your fruits and vegtables are, lets get them clean and I will proceed to tell you how I clean my vegtables and fruits that I buy from the grocery store or farmers market or the stand on the side of the road.


In the photo, you will see mushrooms, tomatos, squash, onions.  Do you notice, how dirty the water is.  I put water in the container with baking soda,  white distilled vinegar and some Dawn dish washing detergent.  Watch things foam up.  The more baking soda and vinegar you put in with soap will determine how much foaming action you get.  Leave the fruits and vegtables sitting for about 30 minutes.  This is what I did here and look what I got.  See the nasty!  Ewwwwww. Can you imagine the chemicals coming off the fruits and vegtables.  This water was clear to begin with and what you see now, is the nasty.  Ewwwwwwwwww.


After you complete this task, dump your nasty water and let them sit in a container of fresh water with just a cap full of white distilled vinegar.  This is how I get my fruits and vegtables so clean.  Even if the package reads that the fruits and vegtables are already clean and washed, I still perform the above.  I want to know that things are clean so I have peace of mind.


My name is David Snell and I own a small business based out of Charlotte North Carolina and I have been in business since 1987.  I am the owner and operator.  I offer the personal touch and I am a hands on the job, kind of fellow.  





Comments (1)

Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

Thank you for the tips and best practices.  I love this time of year for growing my own organic veggies, but also love the variety I am able to obtain from farmers markets.  Go green, grow produce.  :)

Jul 05, 2021 08:39 PM