Bicarb soda and vinegar are not only handy cleaning agents for your home but can also be used to wash non-organic vegetables effectively. Here’s a simple recipe to help you remove dirt, pesticides, and residues from your produce:
- 1 tablespoon of bicarb soda
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- Fill a clean sink or a large bowl with water. Make sure there’s enough water to submerge your vegetables completely.
- Add 1 tablespoon of bicarb soda to the water and stir it gently until it dissolves. Bicarb soda helps to remove dirt and certain types of pesticides from the surface of your vegetables.
- Place your non-organic vegetables into the water-bicarb soda mixture and let them soak for 10-15 minutes. This soaking period allows the bicarb soda to work its magic and loosen any debris or residues.
- After the soaking time, drain the water from the sink or bowl.
- Now, rinse your vegetables thoroughly under running water to remove any remaining bicarb soda and dirt particles.
- Fill the sink or bowl with clean water again, this time adding 1 cup of white vinegar. Vinegar acts as a natural disinfectant, helping to eliminate bacteria and further cleanse your produce.
- Submerge your vegetables in the water-vinegar mixture and let them soak for another 10 minutes.
- Once the soaking time is complete, drain the water again and rinse your vegetables thoroughly under running water to remove any vinegar residue.
- Pat dry or air dry your vegetables before using or storing them.
By using this bicarb soda and vinegar wash, you can feel confident that you’ve taken an extra step to clean your non-organic vegetables thoroughly. Remember, it’s always a good practice to wash all produce, whether organic or non-organic, to ensure their safety and remove any potential contaminants.