Ratio of White Vinegar & Water | Kill Germs on Fresh Vegetables

Ratio of White Vinegar & Water | Kill Germs on Fresh Vegetables by Modern Survival Blog

It’s difficult or impossible to know where your fruits and vegetables are coming from as they sit on the grocery store shelves. They may look clean, but they might be contaminated with germs – just waiting to get you sick. How many people handled those vegetables?!

After reading the article, “Health Warning: Be Aware Where Your Vegetables Came From…”, you may seriously want to consider washing and cleaning your fruits and vegetables with a white vinegar mixture to help reduce the risk of germs and contamination.

Apparently every year, nearly 50 million people become ill from food contamination, including sickness caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables. Cleaning fruits and vegetables with vinegar helps kill bacteria to help ensure they are safe for consumption.

Here is the recommended vinegar and water solution mixture:

Ratio Of Vinegar And Water To Kill Germs On Vegetables

What is the ratio of vinegar and water to kill germs on vegetables?

1 part white vinegar
3 parts water

1 part white vinegar with 3 parts water.

Example: To make a vinegar and water vegetable bath, use 1 cup white vinegar with 3 cups clean fresh water. Adjust amounts according to your needs.

Pro Tip: Fill a spray bottle with the vinegar and water solution. Keep it handy on the kitchen counter for vegetable decontamination (spray on).

Smooth Skinned Produce:

For ‘smooth skinned produce’, mist the fruit or vegetable, thoroughly coating its exterior with the vinegar solution. Then allow the produce to rest for 30 seconds before rubbing its surface and rinsing it under cold, running water.

The FDA recommends cleaning smooth-skinned fruits and vegetables by gently rubbing them with your hands (instead of an abrasive scrubber). This prevents you from breaking the skin before the fruit or vegetable is completely clean, which could expose the flesh to contaminants.

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Ken Jorgustin

Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog focuses on a wide variety of preparedness topics varying from short to long term actions and solutions for wide-ranging scenarios of preparation… for daily life, disaster, or even SHTF collapse. Subjects include situational and risk awareness, the dangers, systemic risks, and avoidance of dependence upon the major ‘modern’ systems that we take for granted, topics of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and practical solutions to live a way of life while surviving these uncertain times. Modern Survival is Preparedness For Life Preparedness is a process and will become a way of life – one in which you have more control over your own destiny. Being better prepared will help liberate you from “the system” which in many ways is designed to hold you down and keep you “dependent”. Modern Survival Blog has been committed since JAN-2010 to produce a wide variety of information to hopefully provide you with ideas for your own preparedness.