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    DIY Produce Rinse - A simple solution that eliminates 98% of bacteria on produce. Used by Cooks Illustrated Kitchens. 1part white vinegar 3 parts water--soak for 2 min.

  • Vickie

    DIY Produce Rinse - A simple solution that eliminates 98% of bacteria on produce. Used by Cooks Illustrated Kitchens. FANTASTIC IDEA, thank you......

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Hopefully this will help keep fruit and veggies from going bad too early. Smart things here. I have practiced many of these most of my life. I will add Tomatoes. I do not refrigerate them ever. I have a hanging basket in the kitchen for my tomatoes and if I cut it I eat the entire tomato then and there. They act of chilling a whole or cut tomato sucks the flavor away immediately.

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Thanks to Rebecca from her blog "Camp Wander", here is a DIY Pesticide Wash for Produce: 1) put produce (non-organic) in a bowl and spritz well with Vinegar. 2) Spritz well with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. 3) Rinse under cold water.

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DIY Pesticide Wash for Non Organic Produce 1. Put produce in a bowl and spritz well with vinegar. The acidic vinegar actually breaks down chemicals from the field and waxes or any storage enhancers that may have been used will rinse away. 2. Spritz well with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. This step will sanitize the produce. Finally, rinse under cold water.

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