The thing with organic fruits and vegetables is that they are so naturally delicious and good for you that you forget they need to be cleaned and inspected like conventionally grown produce even though they aren’t covered in pesticides.
You should always inspect and carefully clean all fruits and vegetables since there is a good chance other nasties besides pesticides that are lurking on their surface.
Organic vegetables are never grown with pesticides or chemicals, they are cultivated with natural soil and natural fertilizers such as manure, bone meal, and worm castings.
Baking soda is a naturally occurring compound, sometimes found dissolved in mineral spring water. It is very inexpensive and can be found in most supermarkets and confectioners
Baking soda is what is called a biopesticide. This means it inhibits the growth of certain bacteria, fungi and viruses biologically.
You can make your own natural scrub by combining a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water. The mixture is a perfect way to remove bacteria and viruses from your fruits and vegetable
Baking Soda Fruit and Vegetable Wash
The recipe is pretty simple:
- Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda stirred into a cup or two of water.
- Pour the whole thing into a spray bottle if you want to go that way, or pour it into a mixing bowl.
- Use the scrub brush to clean the vegetables.
- Rinse away any baking soda residue with water.