How to Wash Off and Remove Surface Chemicals From Produce Vegetables and Fruit 2019


Hi I’m Chris with Organic Roost and today
we are going tell you three of the best ways to clean and remove the chemicals from your
fruit and vegetables. Giving you a healthier, tastier experience. Have you noticed that an ordinary conventionally
grown apple has a layer of wax on it that can be thicker than the actual skin? Well,
the waxy part is very noticeable, but did you know that there are all kinds of invisible
chemicals on the outside too? Most all conventionally grown food from apples to zucchini have been
sprayed with herbicides and pesticides throughout its growing process. Then they’re dipped
and sprayed again after they are harvested to prepare them for travel to your grocery
store. Don’t misunderstand me here, Organic food can also have natural pesticides on them,
and when removed, can make them taste much better too. Cutting the skin off would work but in a lot
of fruits and vegetables, that is where most of the vitamins and minerals are… what a
dilemma. So if you want healthier, cleaner, better tasting fruits and vegetables try these
options. Option One – The Water and Vinegar Wash. this
is economical and it proves your grandmother was right. Vinegar is a great natural cleaner
for so many things, including your chemical coated produce. With a four to one ratio of
water to vinegar, let your fruit soak from 20 minutes to one hour. Then rinse thoroughly
with water. There is no vinegar taste left behind and you will be amazed – and a little
grossed out from the dirty brown liquid that is left in the bowl. The second option is homemade Lemon Spray.
This is another do-it-yourself, natural method, using items you probably already have in your
kitchen. You mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of
water in a clean spray bottle. Spray the fruit and produce generously, let stand for about
15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. It’s that easy. Option three is to use a commercial wash found
on the shelf at your grocery store. On average, these washes cost about 5 to 7 dollars a bottle.
You will need to follow the directions based on the brand you choose. Just be careful and
read the ingredient list prior to purchase, make sure that the ingredients are natural.
If harsh chemicals are in the wash itself, it kind of defeats the purpose. Personally, I find the vinegar and water to
be the easiest and cheapest solution. These methods do take a little time, but like
anything new, once you make it a routine and clean all your produce at the same time, it
will become more efficient and much healthier than trying to scrub those chemicals off with
a paper towel or brush in vain. Don’t take the out of sight, out of mind
approach to nasty chemicals on your food. Clean them, enjoy them and feel good about
what you are doing for your body. Thanks for watching and please subscribe to
our Channel and feel free to ask a question, suggest a topic, or leave a comment. Don’t miss our next episode where we find
out why organic seafood is so hard to find. Until then… Be Organic and Be Healthy.

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