Cleaning fruit with vinegar is a natural and effective way to remove dirt, bacteria, and pesticides. To get started, mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a bowl or spray bottle.
For smaller fruits such as berries, you can simply soak them in the vinegar solution for a few minutes, gently swishing them around. Larger fruits like apples or oranges can be sprayed or wiped with a cloth soaked in the vinegar mixture. It’s important to rinse the fruit thoroughly with water after using vinegar to get rid of any residual taste.
Remember, vinegar may not completely eliminate pesticides, so it’s always a good idea to buy organic produce when possible. Additionally, keep in mind that some fruits with delicate skin, like grapes or strawberries, may absorb more vinegar, impacting their taste. Experiment with different ratios of vinegar and water to find the perfect balance.
By making vinegar part of your fruit-cleaning routine, you’ll ensure that your favorite fruits are not only delicious but also safe to eat, all while being environmentally-friendly.
So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!
Wash the fruit under running water to remove any dirt or debris.
Fill a bowl with a mixture of 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water.
Place the fruit in the vinegar and water mixture and let it soak for 5-10 minutes.
Gently scrub the fruit with a brush or sponge to remove any remaining dirt or wax.
Rinse the fruit thoroughly under running water to remove any vinegar residue.