If you are buying non-organic and are trying to get rid of chemical residues, you need to use some kind of soap because pesticides/herbicides are oil-based so they don't wash off in the the rain or sprinklers. I have used a bit of eco-friendly dishwash soap in the past but I strictly buy organic now so I just rinse off the dirt with some water. Some stores sell fruit/veggie wash for getting residues off produce.
I have always wondered about that stuff they sell to clean your propduce. What is that stuff about? What is it made of? is it good for you? bad for you?<br>
Anyone use it? Please tell me about it.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> I cant believe I never though that the pesticides would be oil based!!! I am really going to do something to wash them alot better from now on!!
I recently bought some fruit & veggie wash from Whole Foods. It is by Earth Friendly Products. It doesn't leave a smell or taste on the food. The ingredients are: Water, Surfactant (Plant derived), Citric Acid. The surfactant is the soap. It works well but it was a little expensive (about $4 for a 22 oz spray bottle.)