2 step Homemade Produce Wash

Fruits, veggies, berries, everything is loaded with preservatives and chemicalsProduce Wash Recipe these days. You can’t always trust on organic produce either. Of course there is variety of produce wash available in market but they are quite expensive.

I read here and many other places that water is good enough to clean 98% of bacteria from your food. Though I am highly habitual of washing everything before consuming, adding something extra gives more calm to my mind.

Most of the homemade produce wash recipes use vinegar, lemon juice, salt, baking soda etc. I keep it simple

Here is the recipe for easy produce wash I have been using for years. The ingredients are available at home, are cheap and take no time to prepare.


Water and Vinegar in 5:1 ratio. is good enough according to my mind. People use much more concentrated soaks  (with 1:1 water and vinegar) too, but I believe its kind of overdoing it.


  • Rinse your produce with tap water to remove any dirt, debris etc
  • Soak your produce in this solution for around 30 mins.
  • Dry and refrigerate for later use, or use right away.


  • I do not soak raspberries, blackberries or strawberries for 30 mins. Just 10 Mins are enough for last two and a quick dip and out for delicate raspberries seems to serve the purpose well.
  • I use this big stainless steel bowl to soak my veggies. People tend to soak the veggies in sink, I personally do not like to do so. (Although I keep my sink pretty clean).
  • Some veggies may retain a little taste/ hint of vinegar. I have experienced it only while making carrot juice so far. To avoid it, I rinse the carrots in plain water before juicing.

Thanks for reading.

Stay Healthy!








  1. sign4baby

    You and I use the same simple 2 step method! I don’t think water alone is good enough. Thank you for sharing over at Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned it on our Bloggers Brags board.

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  2. This is how I wash my produce too! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

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  3. This is a great idea! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/07/30/home-matters-linky-party-48/ 🙂

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  4. I recently started rinsing strawberries in vinegar, but I think I need to adjust my ratio.. thank you for this info!!!

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  5. This is so great! I’ve used this with apples, but not anything precise. Thanks for sharing!

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