Covid or not, your food carries so much dirt, wax, pesticides and even pathogens that can cause food borne illness. That aside from transfer of Virus from people who may have touched it prior to you. This is why it is very important to properly sanitize your produce before prepping or cooking it.
I frequently get asked how to do it, so here’s a really simple trick to making sure you’re eating clean food.😊
🥬Before washing, remove the outer layer of your greens and get rid of the damaged and spoiled spots which can harbour new bacterias.
🥕Wash fresh produce with Ionized or Alkaline Water. If this is not available don’t worry, you may wash your fruits and vegetables in cold running water for at least 30 seconds.
🍋For hard skinned fruit and veggies you may use a veggie brush to scrape off the wax and pesticides.
🥦For veggies like cauliflower, broccoli or those with crevices you may do a baking soda bath to clean it thoroughly. Just add 1 tsp of baking soda in 2 litres of cold water and soak your veggies for 10 mins. Alternatively salt bath is also effective, put .5 tsp of salt and soak your veggies for 10 mins. .
🌿Lastly dry them up with a clean towel to avoid microorganisms to thrive causing it to go bad fast.
Ace | Ninja Made PH