Just rinse it

I remembered my former neighbor told me not to soak vegetables in water but to rinse them. But I didn't listen to her advice. I prefer to soak them in water.

But recently I made a change. I rinse the vegetables before I soak them for a short while.

rinse them thoroughly to remove all the debris and even pesticides residues

then soak in clean water for a short while

Good Green Habits for Washing Produce
  • Mix 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar (3:1 ) in a spray bottle.
  • Spray on fruits and veggies to get rid of pesticide residue.
  • Rinse with water after spraying.
or..
  • Fill a bowl with water and add 1/8 to 1/2 cup of vinegar, depending on the size of your bowl.
  • Place your fruits and veggies in the bowl.
  • Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.
http://goodgreenhabits.com/

Comments

  1. Good evening wenn!

    Actually I think it's ok to soak the vegetables just for a while...

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    1. Anyway thanks for sharing the great tips!!

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  2. So must go buy vinegar! I normally use salt to soak my vegetables...

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  3. i rarely cook so i am not very particular about this.. but i think it's better to have the veggie rinsed just the moment before we want to cook it, be it rinsed before or not.. my instinct tells me that rinsing is actually cleaning the veggie and this step is a must~~ :p

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  4. Good morning Wenn,
    Thank you for the tips. It is a good idea to rinse before soaking because if soak without rinsing first, some of the unwanted stuffs that could be rinsed away could be soaked into the vege itself.
    But according to some articles some water soluble vitamins could go into the water from the vege if the vege is put in water so the article does not recommend soaking vegetables but in order to get rid of pesticide, we have no choice but to soak the vege though I don't know whether this way is effective or not.

    Best is to eat organic vege, no pesticide no need to soak but expensive.

    Hope you have a nice day, Wenn. :)

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  5. This is an interesting post for me to learn something new again! Yay!

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  6. My wife bought a special bottle of liquid specially for washing vegetables. I was always thinking that there must be natural and better ways to wash them if we cannot buy such liquids. Now you have shared them!

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    1. I reckon. Using that special liquid too often also I don't feel good. The best is go natural.

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  7. I do the same thing with vinegar. I hope it's doing the job.

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  8. Good afternoon Wenn. Taken your lunch?

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  9. I know about soaking vegetable and fruits in salt water but not vinegar...I should try since I know this method, I love those vegetable so making them cleaner will make me feel more at ease to consume them.

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  10. Thanks your great tips Wenn. But we seldom soak with nivegar or spray with it.

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    1. Usually I heard people soak in salt water.

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  11. Usually what we did was rinsed first before we soak.

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  12. There are some veggies need to rinse a few times before soaking it.

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  13. If soaking also not for too long.

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  14. Thanks for sharing.

    I sometimes add salt esp to cauliflower. The salt will dislodge worms. I've seen light blue worms (beautiful even to look at) after soaking cauliflower. The color is so light they are likely to be missed.

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  15. So far, I've never soak vege. I always rinse them. Cleaner that way.

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  16. well i think this is essential
    for all of us, coz we'll never know what
    kinds of chemicals it may consist

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  17. well in my case i just rinse them
    for i thought it was just enough
    but then i think it's not

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  18. anyway thanks for sharing this wenn,
    this was indeed helpful for
    us we can now have safer meal

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  19. have a great day and god bless you wenn
    take the best of care and enjoy blogging

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  20. i soak all my veggie, fruits and meats in water and add Chitosan (bought from Cosway) for 10-15 minutes immediately from market before store or cook them.

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  21. I always rinse the vegetables before soak them, that's what I saw what my mom do!!! =]

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