Wash your fruits

Wash your fruits - fresh purple grapes

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Before arriving on your table

It’s very important to wash your fruits sufficiently before eating them. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones and you can pick a home grown fruit in your own backyard.

Most of the time, store bought fruits come from far away places. Before arriving into your hands, they’ve been manhandled, sometimes processed in some way or even treated, packed, transported, refrigerated, stocked…

To me, a good wash before putting anything in my mouth, sounds like the thing to do.

How to wash fruits

Washing with clean water can be sufficient. However, whenever I’m washing grapes and berries, I put them in larger plastic container with lid, fill the container with water, put the lid on and shake it, replacing the water with fresh one a few times. For the last rinse I add a little bit of white distilled vinegar which disinfects and makes fruits last longer when they are stored after washing.

When fruits look especially dirty/dusty, I also use a drop of natural soap to wash the dirt off. Make sure you rinse your fruit well after if using soap.

What to use

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One could pretty much survive on the above three and clean the house and themselves sufficiently.

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