Flashback Friday: How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash October 29, 2019 55 By William Morgan CategoryArticlesTagsdiy vegetable wash dr greger fruit and vegetable wash how to make fruit and vegetable wash michael greger nutritionfacts.org produce wash 55 Comments Bananas says: July 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm Surely I can't be first. Can I? Reply wienerdogman paul says: July 12, 2019 at 12:07 pm I wash mine under super hot water to rinse off as much as possible. Reply Michael Ahdoot says: July 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm Your content is great! What's your strategy for finding reference efficiently? Reply videos4lccrocker says: July 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm I use water & vinegar; guess I'll have to try the salt & water mix. Reply Jorgge Menna Barreto says: July 12, 2019 at 12:14 pm How long should the food be immersed in this salt water solution? Will just rinsing do the trick? Reply britDarbyshire says: July 12, 2019 at 12:22 pm Never eat meat, eggs or dairy. Grow your own fruits and vegetables and never use chemicals in your yard. Problem solved.britty Reply Not Today says: July 12, 2019 at 12:46 pm Everyone should have a spray bottle of vinegar in the kitchen. It's a great way to clean not just produce but just about everything else. It's really not expensive. Reply Simeon Carter says: July 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm Cheese and bacon puddles called potato skins, that is the best description ever. Reply Hussain Bharmal says: July 12, 2019 at 12:59 pm What about baking soda? Reply Emily BH says: July 12, 2019 at 1:12 pm I use filtered water and food grade hydrogen peroxide Reply Mad Chaos says: July 12, 2019 at 1:22 pm The only way I prepare eggs for myself is to poach in a couple of TBLSP's of vinegar. Soooo this video makes me happy. Also either with salt or vinegar rinse throw a couple of TBLSP's of baking soda in there too. Reply Trace Absence says: July 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm To get the full effect of white vinegar, I put it in a spray bottle and thoroughly spray my fruits and veggies. I dust them with some baking Soda too and leave them about ten minutes. It’s extremely cheep and effective. Reply Lori B says: July 12, 2019 at 1:40 pm I buy organic fruit and veggies but wash them off with vinager and water to clean them. Reply beyond-garde says: July 12, 2019 at 1:52 pm Let’s say, product X decontaminates 50% of fruit skin from pesticides. And product Y claims to reduces twice that much. So it leaves half of the half. Product Z claims to reduce 8x more pesticides than product X. So we can assume :X leaves 50% of pesticides. Y leaves (1-0.5^2) → 25% of pesticides Z leaves (1-0.5^8) → 0.0039% of pesticides. So I wouldn’t be saying that it is mathematically impossible. And it is great video, as usual! 🙂 Reply Gladio Atlantion says: July 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm They are using Ultrasonic-Washer i in Japan. Seams like it works just fine. Reply Fanny Bass says: July 12, 2019 at 2:27 pm Thank you once again, Dr. Greger. Reply sooooooooDark says: July 12, 2019 at 2:28 pm i never wash my raw meat before i eat itpew lucky me Reply sooooooooDark says: July 12, 2019 at 2:29 pm non organic/sprayed food is really weirdits a bit similar to cooked food – the body doesnt understand it properlyit goes into u and doesnt appear to move much in thereinferior food Reply Beatnik Bandit Racing says: July 12, 2019 at 3:17 pm So Procter and gamble sprays pesticide on our veges then tries to sell us shat to remove it. Reply Mamadollskie says: July 12, 2019 at 3:49 pm Also heard of baking soda. Best one for me is whatever's effective AND economical. Reply laagaa1 says: July 12, 2019 at 3:56 pm Hello, Russian subtitles please!!… Reply Banana Best says: July 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm What about fruit witch you peel like banana? Is it neccessary to wash the banana also with salt or is the most pesticides in the shell? Reply Karen M. says: July 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm So, the only thing better than water is salt water ~ Reply Super terrific R says: July 12, 2019 at 5:42 pm A lot of your logic is so faulty and you fail to address important things. But I still watch for those bits of extra knowledge where I can draw my own conclusions. Since I buy organic I am not that concerned with pesticide residue by just washing with tap water. What I am concerned about is bacterial contamination. I used a peroxide rinse and I would like to know how effective it is since it is used by food companies as well. The last part of your video about washing meat is silly. You don't just wash meat for pesticides and its dumb for them to say it contaminates the kitchen area. You just need to properly clean the kitchen area after to "decontaminate it first" Luckily I don't eat meat so it is not a concern, but when I did I washed it without contaminating anything. smh Reply Jeong-hun Sin says: July 12, 2019 at 6:55 pm We are all doomed anyway. Reply Luis says: July 12, 2019 at 7:06 pm Thanks for looking out for us Dr. Greger. I look forward to more videos like this one. Reply Shauna Carpenter says: July 12, 2019 at 7:10 pm I wash things like apples, avocadoes, tomatoes, and limes with a little hand soap and water then rinse well – because of how many dirty hands touch them and in case they fell on the floor or were in dirty bins. It's good enough for my hands, so it's good enough for that stuff. Reply Subclavia says: July 12, 2019 at 8:36 pm What about the pesticides inside the veggies? I mean they pull it out of the soil for sure when they are growing Reply urthebest1122 says: July 12, 2019 at 8:47 pm 🥦 ♥️ Dr. GregEr. I almost spelled it with an ‘O’ because it brings brings on a war in here, lol. I’ll be good. Reply Chris says: July 12, 2019 at 8:53 pm Tell us about baking soda doc Reply maureen langhaar says: July 12, 2019 at 9:42 pm uh, my tap water is not good. big problems with our water authority… fire department foam which they say is carcinogenic was found during testing. . I don't think regular old tap water is good for washing our produce… Reply Anabel Olivo says: July 12, 2019 at 9:51 pm What about baking soda? Reply the Scoundrel says: July 12, 2019 at 9:53 pm what about soda? Reply R F says: July 12, 2019 at 11:58 pm Oh no I didn’t know that eggs have pesticides 🙁 what about organic grain fed eggs? Should I minimize my egg consumption? I eat eggs like every other day (don’t judge lol) Reply Wendi Froedge says: July 13, 2019 at 12:01 am I love Veggie Wash! You can see a huge difference, especially in grapes. Reply Katie Takeuchi says: July 13, 2019 at 12:59 am I know someone who owns a soy field that is not organic, but it’s connected to another soy field that is organic, and she says when they spray the soy with pesticides, the wind blows it all on the “organic” soy. She says tons get on the supposed organic soy. What a joke eh. Reply Cathy Lynn Pietranton says: July 13, 2019 at 2:12 am I wash my fruit and vegetables under plain tap water. Reply Constance Chan says: July 13, 2019 at 5:57 am I always use salt and water 🤞🏽😊 Reply VeganMarcella andMore says: July 13, 2019 at 1:11 pm Vinegar is my go to, 1 cup in a sink of water I then a soak for 15 minutes, I thought that was pretty much everyone does as an organic treatment, anything on soaking it for 15 minutes? It sees to remove the wax if there is any, etc Reply VeganMarcella andMore says: July 13, 2019 at 1:13 pm I guess if we use baking soda to brush our teeth to neutralize tooth damage I guess it would work to help kill bacteria on fruit, so how much, 1 cup per sink full? Costco sells bulk pretty cheap Reply Sara Rainey says: July 13, 2019 at 1:26 pm So thankful for this reliable information. Reply MIchael C says: July 14, 2019 at 12:30 am I don't eat much meat, but soon I may quit altogether.He had me on meat going rancid in the intestine. They don't teach that in school… Reply Alexandra C says: July 14, 2019 at 4:10 am I've been wasting money on veggie washes 🙁 Reply Jakob W says: July 14, 2019 at 4:20 am WHY is washing MEAT considered a MISTAKE? Reply Jo Drew says: July 14, 2019 at 6:22 am Very fascinating post. I have always washed my produce in a diluted castile soap and water mixture, adding baking soda if the item is exceptionally dirty. An example of this is potatoes, leeks, other root veggies like beets and radishes. Copious rinsing afterwords, is vital for creating a high quality product for yourself or to serve loved ones. Thanks again, very insightful. Reply Joseph Arena says: July 14, 2019 at 9:56 am Dr.Greger, do you have any information on baking soda as a fruit/vegetable wash? Thank you Reply ChicoSatoify says: July 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm Translation: how to wash your own damn vegetables Reply elletea pj says: July 15, 2019 at 12:45 am Soak in salt water for how long? It's not mentioned in the video.. Reply Dark Sky says: July 15, 2019 at 8:41 am yes I'm new to veganism and when I was looking up all the supplements that I should be taking iodine is one of the ones that I'm having a problem with I have 2 mechanical valves so that means I'm stuck on Warframe the rest of my life as of right now I have high blood pressure so I don't need the iodine salt it looks like the rest of the iodine sources that I looked at have too much vitamin K in it still maybe missing a source and didn't realize please help Reply Yotil says: July 15, 2019 at 9:20 pm What is the best type of salt? There are many, including himalayan salt. Which should I use? Reply Hal Asimov says: July 16, 2019 at 5:34 am Step 1: Grow OrganicStep 2: Eat Reply Gaiaunlocked says: July 31, 2019 at 4:21 pm Dr. Greger what are your thoughts on cleaning fruits and vegetables with ozone? They say it does wonders for purification of food. Is there any research and proof that you know of? Reply Rafael Jonathan Monterroso Cárcamo says: August 15, 2019 at 12:53 am God bless you!!! This video is very helpful, thanks a lot!! Reply Terry Flores says: September 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm Pesticides are not good for us, there a re over 900 types they can use, on there own they say there is no harm, but mixed together, WHO KNOWS !….see my report and what YOU can do to lessen your exposure ! Reply Mason Gleason says: October 8, 2019 at 4:51 am Don't the pesticides seep into the fruits and vegetables though? Washing the outside would only remove the residue on the skin but not what had seeped inside right? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.