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Washing Produce

Getting dirt, pesticides, waxes and other unwanted stuff off your fruits and vegetables can be an important part of maintaining good health for you and your family. Cleaning is important even for organic produce. There are commercially available spray cleaning products to do this job, but they can be expensive and never tell you the whole story about what they contain. Now you can safely clean your produce, save money and eat well at the same time.

This simple recipe uses a combination of very common ingredients you may already have in your RV kitchen or for very little money at the nearest grocery store.

1 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 Tablespoon baking soda
1 spray bottle with adjustable sprayer

In a large bowl combine the liquid ingredients then add the baking soda while stirring because it will create a lot of bubbles at first. When the bubbles fade pour into a clean spray bottle. Do not reuse a spray bottle that previously contained ammonia, bleach or petroleum products. The bottle needs to start clean enough you would eat from it.

To use, spray fruit or vegetables, let sit for about 5 minutes then rinse in cool water.

This spray actually tastes good if you like tart flavors and is completely safe to eat or use on any foods.

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