I don’t always buy organic. There is an easy way to clean a lot of the pesticides and sprays off of your produce, and it doesn’t require any fancy sprays.
Washing Produce to Reduce Toxins
- Mix 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar (3:1) in a spray bottle.
- Spray on fruits/veggies to get rid of pesticide residue.
- Fill a bowl with water and add 1/8 to 1/2 cup of vinegar, depending on the size of your bowl.
- Soak fruits and veggies in the bowl for 15mins.
It’s not fool-proof – I do recommend going organic for the “dirty dozen” – but it helps a lot!