What is the best way to clean vegetables?

Make sure that you are washing both vegetables and fruits separately from fresh cuts of meat, eggs, etc., in order to avoid cross contamination.  Rinse fruits and vegetables with warm water to remove dirt and pesticides.  While rinsing with warm water, use a brush and scrub the fruits and vegetables for approximately 10 seconds each.  If you wish for a more thorough cleaning, soak them for a few hours in water.

White vinegar may also be used to further disinfect fruits and vegetables naturally.  Mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water, scrub with a brush and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

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