The benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables are numerous but are you consuming them the right way? No, we are not talking about the recipes. We are talking about the first step – what do you do when bring the fruits and vegetables inside your house? The answer is that you clean them. But there is an even bigger and more important question – how? How do you clean your fruits and vegetables before consuming them? It may seem like an off-topic question but in the current scenario and the need for maximum hygiene, it is extremely important.
Why is it so important to clean fruits and vegetables properly before consuming? Find out here:
Consuming contaminated fruits and vegetables can turn your body into a house of parasites. Take, for example, the case of consuming contaminated cabbages in salads and thus, inviting tapeworms to stay in your body for the rest of your lives. Fruits and vegetables contain harmful chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, and even micro small eggs of insects on them, which one should not expect to be cleaned after a normal wash under running water. So, what is the solution? Read on to know.
The best and most hygienic way to wash vegetables and fruits at home
Opting for a Vegetable and Fruit Disinfectant to clean your fruits and vegetables is the best solution in today’s time. KENT Vegetable and Fruit Disinfectant helps in removing all pathogens, germs, and viruses from the surface of the fruits and vegetables. One just needs to keep the fruits and vegetables in a bowl filled with water. Attach the KENT Vegetable and Fruit Disinfectant to the bowl and switch it On for either 15 or 30 minutes as per your requirement. Then wash the fruits and vegetables once again under running water. The Ozone Disinfection Technology in the appliance effectively kills bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens that are present on the surface of food items.
Other methods to clean fruits and vegetables at home
We have collated a list of remedies you can easily use at home to clean your fruits and vegetables in a much better manner.
White vinegar & lemon juice solution
White vinegar and lemon juice are both easily available and most households already have them stocked for various purposes. Mix 2 cups of water, half a cup of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice – your vegetable and fruit cleaner is ready. Keep this mixture in a plastic spray bottle. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Now, whenever you get store bought or direct farm fetched fruits, spray the mixture on the fruits, then scrub away the dirt. This mixture has antibacterial properties and works as a natural preservative too. Wash the fruits with water afterwards and pat dry.
Baking soda & lemon juice solution
Again, a cleaning solution made of ingredients that are easily available and mostly found in every household. Take 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Mix them well and keep it a plastic bottle. Let it sit for 5 minutes. This antiseptic spray is so effective that it can even clean the pesticide residues from beneath the fruit’s skin.
Apple cider vinegar & water solution
We are all aware of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Let us use the same magic potion to disinfect our fruits and vegetables at home. The antimicrobial properties of apple cider vinegar can kill harmful bacteria like E. Coli. To clean the vegetables and fruits, one needs to add just one fourth cup of apple cider vinegar in 5 cups of water. Let the vegetables and fruits sit in that water for 5 minutes. Scrub off the dirt from the produce and wash the food in normal water.
White vinegar & salt solution
You can use white vinegar and salt solution to wipe off bugs and pesticides from fruits and vegetables before consuming. Salt is known for its disinfectant properties. Mix 1 cup of water, 1 cup white vinegar and 4 tablespoons of salt. Let the vegetables and fruits sit for 30 minutes in this solution. Now scrub away the dirt and rinse the produce with normal water. This solution wards off pesticide residues, bugs, and other harmful impurities.
Though these home remedies work well and are used by many, they come with their own drawbacks. The biggest one being all these remedies are for specific needs; none of them is an overall remedy to clean the fruits and vegetables off all kinds of impurities. These methods are also time consuming and takes up a lot of effort. Hence, the best option is to go for a vegetable and fruit disinfectant. Using KENT Vegetable and Fruit Disinfectant is the smartest way to clean your fruits and vegetables, as the appliance is specifically made for this need. KENT Vegetable and Fruit Disinfectant helps in removing all pathogens, germs, and viruses from the surface of the fruits and vegetables. So, which one is the best choice for your home? A Wall Mounted Vegetable and Fruit Disinfectant or a Counter Top Vegetable disinfectant? Check the benefits and make an informed and vital decision today!