I’m sure you’ve heard health professionals and nutritionists always speak out about the importance of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and making them an integral part of your daily diet.

Well, while consuming a lot of fruits and vegetables is definitely a good thing, but, in the present day most of these fruits and vegetables are sprayed with insecticides and pesticides in order to keep them pest free.

The Best Ways to Clean Your Fruits and Veggies Naturally

But sometimes, these fruits and vegetables are over sprayed with insecticides and pesticides for the sake of making them last fresh for longer. Well, this can be harmful to the human body.

Therefore, it is super essential for one to wash their fruits and vegetables well before cooking or eating them raw.

Here are two super simple methods you can use to clean your fruits and vegetables naturally:

Method 1: Using Distilled White Vinegar

Into a large bowl, add in 3 parts of water along with 1 part of distilled white vinegar. Give this a little mix and set aside.

Then, rinse your fruits or vegetables that you’re going to be using, under running water and then soak them in the water-distilled vinegar mixture for 15 to 20 minutes.

After it’s done soaking, you can drain out the liquid mixture and rinse those same fruits/vegetables under running water for a few minutes and they are ready to be cooked or eaten.

Note: In case you aren’t directly consuming the washed fruits and vegetables, then make sure to dry them out on a kitchen towel, until all the water is completely gone, before putting them away into a storage bin or in the refrigerator. If you skip this drying step, then it will result in your fruits and vegetables turning soggy and mushy in no time.

Here’s a tip: You can simply soak and wash only the desired quantity of fruits and vegetables to be consumed at a particular time doing this, it can save you the work of drying out all the fruits and vegetables before having to store them.

Method 2: Using Plain Cool Water

For those of you who do not wish to use the above method on a daily basis, then you can simply fill your bowl with plain cool water and soak your fruits/vegetables (rinse them under running water before soaking them) in the water for 15 minutes.

Thereafter, drain out the water and wash the fruits/vegetables under running water well before using/eating.

Lastly, for the fruits and vegetables not going to be consumed immediately, make sure to follow the drying step (as mentioned above), before storing them in a bin or in the refrigerator.

What’s the benefit of using distilled white vinegar to clean your fruits and vegetables?

As per research, distilled white vinegar is known to help reduce bacteria and can also help remove a large amount of dirt and any sort of residue (like of that collected from the insecticide and pesticide sprays), on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Thus, using distilled white vinegar to wash your fruits and vegetables before storing them, can help one’s health in a great way.