Buying only organic can get really expensive. However, you don’t want to put all of those chemicals in your body or in your family’s body. So there is a rule of thumb, wash “The Dirty Dozen.” This list of veggies have the most pesticides on them, and should always be washed or bought organic if possible.
– Imported grapes
– Bell peppers
– Red raspberries
How to clean fruit and veggie with vinegar solution:
For Hard-skinned Fruits and Vegetables:
1. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and water.
2. Then, spray the solution onto your fruits and vegetables; rub it in; and rinse.
For Soft-skinned Fruits and Vegetables:
1. Fill a bowl with equal parts white vinegar and water.
2. Then, soak your fruits and vegetables in the solution for a minute or two, and rinse.
Thanks to The Cancer Research of America for this list.