Yes, I think we all know that we should be adding more alkaline vegetables into our diet don’t we? The problem is that it is very easy to forget about what we can’t see, and most of the time we definitely cannot see the pesticides, fertilizer, (even on organics you should remember what fertilizer they use), as well as what might be on the dirty hands that handle them before they make their way into our homes.
I’ve used the following wash* for years, and I alter my measurements according to how many veggies I need to wash. Sometimes I actually wash and dry very well before I even put them in the fridge which is probably smart. However, I must admit that I often do not wash until I am getting ready to cook.
My Usual Wash
1 cup vinegar
4 cups water
Salt, probably about 4 tablespoons, but I never measure.
Pour all into a container large enough to hold your vegetables. If I have to add more water, I add more vinegar. I also up my salt if I am soaking a lot of veggies at once.
Make sure all are covered and let soak. I usually allow vegetables to soak for about 20 minutes, but lots of people only soak for about 10 minutes. If you are afraid that your vegetables have soaked up a vinegar taste, simply rinse again in cold water and then dry on paper towels.
* Do some research on this. I am only as good as I’ve been taught!
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