The world of organic farming has presented us with many wonderful benefits; one of the most important benefits that organics has given us is clean and delicious produce that we can enjoy in a wide variety of ways. However, keep in mind that organic methods of cultivation means that you end up with produce that do not exactly meet the aesthetic requirements that supermarket produce aims for.
Not only that, but since organic methods of cultivation focus more on relying on the nutritional properties of the soil to grow, organic produce tends to attract more bugs looking for a treat. Because of this, you have to make sure that you learn how to wash your produce well. Here is a guide to washing your organic farming produce.
Before you wash your produce, it’s important that you first sanitize the equipment that you’re going to use first. There is no point in spending all of this time and effort to clean your fruits and vegetables, only to transfer bacteria to it from unsanitized equipment.
Make sure to wash everything that you’re going to use with soap and water before you get started. Not only that, but you should also make sure to wash your hands properly before you start cleaning your fruits and vegetables so that you can avoid transferring any bacteria from your hands to your produce.
Soak your produce
As gross as the idea of bugs in your food seems to be, keep in mind that this is a natural part of the growth of fruits and vegetables. In fact, this is a good sign that the produce that you are buying does not contain any chemicals that may scare away bugs.
Because of this, you should start out by soaking your produce in water. This will help get water in any crevices of the produce, which helps flush out any bugs that may be hiding in these. You can also add some vinegar to the water to help flush out the bugs. Fortunately, this will not affect the quality of your produce and is a good way to thoroughly clean off any dirt and other debris from your produce.
Of course, you have to make sure that you wash it off thoroughly after you soak your produce. It’s important to note that you should not use soap, bleach, or any other similar cleaning products when cleaning your organic farming produce as this can lead to these chemicals soaking into your produce.