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Another Way to Remove Germs and Pesticides: A Kitchen Tip From the Atlanta Home Inspector

Kitchen Scene

Fresh fruits are healthy and delicious. We never leave the local grocery without fruit of some type or another. As yummy as apples, oranges, grapes and assorted other fruits are - have you stopped to wonder how many others have handled the fruits and vegetables from the market? The only way to know how clean your fruits and veggies are, is to home grow and organically clean them. As busy as home inspectors in Atlanta are these days, time becomes an issue for growing your own produce.

  If you are unable to grow your own produce, chances are you buy at the local grocer, too, Here is a little insight regarding the food we eat:

By coating fruits and vegetables with wax, the grocery can keep the itmes stocked longer. Also consider the pesticides used on your produce while they are still growing. Even organic produce, which is free of harmful pesticides, they are still passed through several hands on the way to the market.

Washing your vegetables and fruit in water might not be enough to eliminate the germs. Another option to consider is making your own organic fruit wash. Atlanta Home Inspections  has not tried this recipe yet, let us know what you think!

Here is what you will need:  a large pitcher, 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 TBs of baking soda, 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract, 1 spray bottle. Note: this recipe will make enough wash to last for 1 month.

 First:  pour the cup of water, white vinegar and baking soda in a large pitcher

 Second: add 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract

Third:  mix and pour into spray bottle.

Now you are ready to spray. Spray the wash, coating food, let it stand for at least 5 minutes before rinsing, then run water over the fruit.

You might just be surprised at the dirt and chemicals that wash from the fruit.

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By Marge Bennett,  Mon Jun 4 2012, 10:04
sounds like a great idea. Where do you get the grapefruit seed extract?
By David Lelak - Atlanta home inspector,  Wed Jun 6 2012, 06:55
Try your local health food store. Also, there are online ordering options. Organic farmers and retailers also carry the extract. Thanks for asking and have a wonderful Wednesday!

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