Vegetable health

Vegetables continue to be a major source of intestinal disease due to contaminants.
About 2.2 million Americans get sick every year from contaminated leafy vegetables. Add all produce to that list – like fruits and other vegetables- and the number doubles.

Everyone is aware that we should wash our vegetables before eating. But not everyone does a good job of that.

A simple way to wash which will get rid of pathogens, insecticide and oil(to make them look good) is to fill a sink with water and put about 1/4 cup of white vinegar in the water. Add vegetables and fruits and let sit for 10 minutes.

Using this technique, you will find your produce lasts longer and berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries will resist mold.

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