Easy Homemade Produce Spray

06/27/2012. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Washing the strawberries in a sieve

I mentioned the Dirty Dozen list for 2013 with the produce items that tend to have the most pesticide residue.

If you are concerned about this you can make a very fast little produce spray right at home with items you probably already have on hand.

These are the only things you need- you probably already have these on hand anyway!

Spray this on your non-organic produce items before you are ready to wash.  Let it sit for 5 minutes or so and then rinse as usual!

Very easy!

To make the spray you simply need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 tbl baking soda

You simply mix those ingredients together in a bowl (note the baking soda will fizz when it mixes with vinegar) and place into a spray bottle.

Total cost is probably less then $2.00.

If you have strawberries specifically, one thing you can do is place them in a bowl with one part vinegar to ten parts water.  That will not only have a similar effect but it will also keep them fresher longer.  You don’t need to rinse and they won’t have a vinegar-y flavor.  Just pop in the fridge and eat when you are ready!

(Source: Dr Oz)


And here is a quick and easy tip to keep berries fresh for much longer.

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