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Perfect for washing your fruits and vegetables
Veggie Clean is a residue free fruit and vegetable wash with enhanced natural colors. Contains only EPA, FDA, and USDA approved GRAS and secondary food additive ingredients.
Veggie Clean is an USDA bio based, bio preferred product.
Cleaning with Veggie Clean is safe and easy
This amazing cleaning solution is free of alcohol and VOCs. Non oxidizing wash free of chlorine, iodine, and QUACs. Veggie Clean is biodegradable with a long shelf life. It’s easy to use! All you have to do is mix Veggie Clean and water. Now you’re ready to clean your produce like no other! Cleanse Tec dispensers are recommended. Wash vegetables in sink bath. Repeat washing vegetables with fresh solution if necessary.
Why is it important to wash vegetables before eating them?
When you buy fresh vegetables, one of the first steps you may take is to wash them. While this may come down to habit or the prompting of your mother or loved one, very real reasons exist for why you should wash your vegetables before eating them. Washing your vegetables is an extra measure that prevents food-borne illnesses, including those caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli. In addition, washing vegetables can eliminate any residue left by harmful pesticides.
Because organically grown produce does not involve using pesticides or growth hormones, you may believe you do not have to wash these vegetables. However, even organically grown vegetables can have contaminants from the soil. For this reason, according to the FDA, you should always wash any vegetables regardless of their source — including organically grown produce and produce purchased from a farmer’s market.
How to Wash
You should wash vegetables prior to cutting them. If your vegetables have tough skins — like potatoes or bell peppers — you can wash them under running water and use a scrub brush to remove contaminants. Softer-skinned vegetables like tomatoes can be washed under cool running water while you rub the skin to manually remove bacteria. Drying them carefully also can remove extra bacteria. Always wash your hands after washing vegetables, but don’t use soaps or detergents on your vegetables. These are often are not made for consumption and can make you ill. You can, however, purchase special fruit and vegetable washes (like Veggie Clean) that do remove bacteria and are okay to eat.
Article written by Rachel Knall