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Fruit & Vegetable Wash?
Food Safety
Fruit & Vegetable Wash?
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I am wondering what you think about using a fruit and vegetable wash on fresh produce. Is it necessary? I have been using "Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash" for several years and I like it. Recently, I
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Fruit & Vegetable Wash?

posted at 7/21/2011 3:53 PM CDT
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I am wondering what you think about using a fruit and vegetable wash on fresh produce. Is it necessary? I have been using "Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash" for several years and I like it. Recently, I was unable to find Fit at my local grocery store, so I purchased "All Natural Veggie Wash Fruit and Vegetable Wash" and I hate it! It has a very strong smell and instead of being clear like Fit, it is milky white. Even after vigorous rinsing, I can't get rid of the awful minty-chemical smell on my produce and on my hands.

Anyway, that got me wondering if it is necessary and recommended to use these types of products or is water enough? Or is there some other homemade solution that works just as well? If you recommend these products, do you have a favorite brand? I will definitely plan on going back to "Fit" if I can manage to get through this awful bottle of the other stuff!

Re: Fruit & Vegetable Wash?

posted at 7/21/2011 11:40 PM CDT
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First: 7/17/2011
Last: 5/6/2014
In Response to Fruit & Vegetable Wash?:
I am wondering what you think about using a fruit and vegetable wash on fresh produce. Is it necessary? I have been using "Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash" for several years and I like it. Recently, I was unable to find Fit at my local grocery store, so I purchased "All Natural Veggie Wash Fruit and Vegetable Wash" and I hate it! It has a very strong smell and instead of being clear like Fit, it is milky white. Even after vigorous rinsing, I can't get rid of the awful minty-chemical smell on my produce and on my hands. Anyway, that got me wondering if it is necessary and recommended to use these types of products or is water enough? Or is there some other homemade solution that works just as well? If you recommend these products, do you have a favorite brand? I will definitely plan on going back to "Fit" if I can manage to get through this awful bottle of the other stuff!
Posted by Rustie.Dimitriadis


The FDA recommends washing fresh produce with water, not commercial or home-made produce washes.  Water alone will remove bacteria as well as reduce the level of pesticides on the produce.  For produce with a thick skin, using a vegetable brush will help remove the most microbes.  I would say save your money and buy more fruits and vegetables instead!

Re: Fruit & Vegetable Wash?

posted at 12/12/2012 6:10 AM CST
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First: 12/8/2012
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Ya you are right. When use any vegitables and fruits then wash its and then use. Vegitables and fruits wash habits is very beneficial for your health.

Re: Fruit & Vegetable Wash?

posted at 8/25/2013 1:52 AM CDT
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I have never tried using any products when washing vegetables or fruits and I will stick to it. It is really best to wash it with water and if you are not convince with water alone and your hands. F you have some kind of brush to clean with, youmay wish to use that for certain items, such as potatoes, which have been growing in soil. Just make sure that the brush is not too rought, or it will dig into the skin.

-Rosetta

Re: Fruit & Vegetable Wash?

posted at 7/25/2014 5:57 AM CDT
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First: 7/14/2014
Last: 10/11/2014
For growing well, some kind of chemicals are used for fruits and vegetables. So, better we use them better to wash twice, which is good for health. Mainly, fruits are good for healthier skin, It will use as juice for drink and used pulp for face facials.

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Re: Fruit & Vegetable Wash?

posted at 8/21/2014 11:56 AM CDT
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First: 7/31/2014
Last: 10/2/2014
Yes of course fruits are important for good skin care. I have seen few acne treatment online and they tell to eat daily good fruits for skin and acne. 

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