Fresh Fruit Wash Solution
Using this Homemade Fresh Fruit Wash Solution is a great way to help in killing bacteria, mold spores and to wash away any leftover chemicals or pesticides. This will also help to keep the fruit fresh longer. If you buy organic your fruit may not have any pesticides or chemicals, but it can still have unwanted mold spores or bacteria.
Place your fruit in a colander then
rinse and drain well, do not cut the fruit.
Pour white vinegar and
water into a large bowl.
(1 part white vinegar to 10 parts water)
Add the fruit and let it soak
for at least 10 minutes.
Drain the vinegar and water solution,
do not rinse the fruit. You will not taste
the vinegar once it dries. Lay the fruit
on a towel or paper towels until
Place the dry fruit into a bowl with a lid.
Place a folded over paper towel on top
of the fruit and cover the bowl tightly
Fresh Fruit Wash Solution
- 3# fruit, do not cut
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 5 cups cool water
- Place the whole fruit into a colander and rinse with cool water and then drain well.
- In a large bowl add the white vinegar and water. (One part white vinegar to 10 parts water.)
- Place the fruit into the water solution and soak for at least 10 minutes.
- Drain the water solution but do not rinse. You will not taste the vinegar once the fruit dries.
- Place the fruit on a towel or paper towels and air dry thoroughly.
- Place the dry fruit into a bowl and lay a paper towel on top, put the lid on and refrigerate. My grapes were still fresh a week later.
Categories: Cooking Tips, Fruit, Snacks/Appetizers, Uncategorized
Thank you for reblogging Ned. ❤️❤️❤️
What a brilliant and easy way to wash your fruit. My dad used to rinse and wash the fruit in salt water but I can see vinegar doing the trick too. I will admit I just two quick washes in water cuz I’m always in a rush in the mornings. 😊😆
That’s why I love this way, you can prepare them ahead of time and have the ready to go. Thank you ❤️
This is a very interesting tip Diane. I thought one will taste the vinegar in the fruit … but we will definitely give this a try, thanks.
I had some after I placed them on the towel and were still damp. You could slightly taste it then but once they dried completely there was no taste of vinegar. You’re welcome ❤️
Thanks, Diane! This is great news for those of us who aren’t fans of pesticides but also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for organic all the time. 😏
You’re welcome 💕
This means of preservation is new to me and worth a trial. Didn’t know washing fruits in water and vinegar could help keep freshness this way. Amazing!
I was so shocked how fresh they were after a week. I will be doing this from now on.
It must be an amazing means of preservation. Noted down. Thanks a lot 🙏
These tips are excellent, 👍👍👍. I never thought that vinegar could be used to wash fruit: I’ll try too, 😉
Thank you it works so well.
A really handy tip!
Thank you Dorothy ❤️
Interesting! Thanks for the tip!
Good to kknow…Ive always used peroxide. This is a good change up!
Wow I had never heard of that but I Googled it and I see it is a good choice too. Does it leave any taste?
Oooh wonderful resource, thanks!
You are very welcome. ❤️
This works great with blueberries, but I find that strawberries and blackberries are too fragile for washing ahead like that. Have you had any problems with that?
I haven’t tried strawberries yet, but according to the post from http://www.thefrugalgirls.com, she said soak them with the stems still on and berries uncut. Once the fruit is completely dry, store in the refrigerator, uncovered, in a bowl.
Thank you Sheree❤️
Awesome, a 1:10 ratio. Does this work for all kinds of fruits, or only for ones with “skins” like apples/grapes/blueberries?
Yes for any fruit, just make sure you let the fruit dry thoroughly.
Great idea, thanks Diane!
You’re welcome 💕
That’s good to know and it doesn’t leave a vinegar taste either is a plus!
I have always been paranoid about buying things like grapes where everyone touches them. This makes me feel like I am not eating what was on other peoples hands, especially since Covid. Thank you Linda❤️
I have not bought grapes in years, even if they are in those bags, as the bags were still put there by people and besides, all the black widow spiders. I’ll eat what you peel off – otherwise, not comfortable with it.
Very useful… Thank you so much for sharing.
You’re very welcome. ❤️