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!
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)