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Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner

Posted by on February 17th, 2013

Fruits and Vegetables | Guarantee Green BlogWe’ve all been tempted by the expensive bottles of fruit and vegetable cleaners in the grocery store, but is it really worth the added cost just to wash an apple? By the time most fruits and vegetables make it to the home, they’ve been handled, shipped, packaged, unpacked and displayed. Even if you’re buying organic to avoid exposure to pesticides, your food is still handled by multiple hands and machines before they get to your plate.

Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune on fruit and vegetable cleaners in order to make sure your food is clean. This simple recipe works wonders on cleaning fruits and vegetables, without leaving behind any chemical residue.

Start with a clean, new spray bottle and wash it well.

Fill the bottle with 2 cups water, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons baking soda. Mix the bottle well, and the liquid will be a bit foamy.

Now that you have your cleaner ready, just spray your produce and let sit for five minutes. Rinse well with cold water, and your fruits and vegetables are ready to go.

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