How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables?

Nowadays we can no longer be sure of what you eat, that is why it is very important when it comes to food hygiene, especially with regard to fruit and vegetables. Not infrequently, in fact, it happens that the various farmers use chemicals to ward off pests, or to increase production, which however can be dangerous for us. However, there is only one way to wash fruits and vegetables, one must take into consideration the type of vegetable that you plan to wash, and especially how we do it.

Be sure to have on hand:

  • Containers of various sizes
  • Water
  • Salad centrifuges
  • Colander
  • Kitchen towel

We start seeing as you need to wash the vegetable salads and green vegetables. First, fill a large pot of water cool enough, better with some ice cubes; This will allow your salad keep fragrance and very vibrant green color, as if it were freshly picked. It is very important to wash the whole leaves, because along the edge of the cut, will tend to absorb too much water and become darker. Be washed very energetically under running water and then drained; for the salad are great centrifuges, or, if we did use a colander, dry with a kitchen towel so that it absorbed all the excess water. Dressings instead we want to Cook will save this last step. It is very useful to add to the wash water, the juice of a lemon or flour, especially for those vegetables that tend to darken very easily.

As for the fruit, especially apples and pears, the best thing to do is to wash them briskly under tap water even if the intention is to eat them peeled, to avoid contaminating the fruit pulp when we’re going to peel them.

For some products, such as cherries, cherries and strawberries is necessary to wash them well before removing both the stones that the petioles, since they tend to absorb too much water, which may damage the fruit itself. The same can be said for the apricots, and plums. If we have the certainty that the fruit has not been treated with pesticides, you can avoid to wash it, simply by wiping with a damp cloth.

To wash fruits and vegetables finally are recommended and also commercially available disinfectant products, which we will add to the water in which we’ll wash our fruits and vegetables. Key here is, if we decide to use these products, rinse with plenty of running water. Whichever method you decide to use, remember not to hold too long products within the water, to avoid losing their aroma or their consistency.