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It’s the time of year fresh fruits and vegetables are at their best.
One of the best things about Spring and Summer is the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. Unfortunately, preparing the fruit and veggies to eat can sometimes prevent us from actually incorporating them into our diets.
I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve had produce rot a time or two because of my pure laziness. With so many people in need, I do NOT want to waste food.
Prepare fruits and vegetables by washing them.
In order to combat my lazy attitude towards preparing fruits and veggies, I’m going to let you in on a little secret my friend Jackie told me. She’s a master gardener and in the dirt all the time so she knows what she’s talking about.
When you get home from the store or market, dump all of your fruits and vegetables in the sink. Cover with cold water. Then add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach for every gallon of water. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse well. Rinse again. Store as usual.
When she first told me about this tip, the thought of using bleach just totally freaked me out. It still kind of does. However, it’s only a teeny, tiny amount and I rinse thoroughly until I think there can’t possibly be a trace of it left. Guess it’s the battle of bleach vs. dirt and germs accumulated during transportation.
I’ve recently transitioned to making my own homemade fruit and vegetable wash with vinegar or baking soda though…it doesn’t freak me out quite as much 🙂
Washing the fruits and vegetables is just half the battle, though. Now, I just need to find someone who will peel the oranges, cut up the strawberries and tear the lettuce!
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