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Killing Bacteria on Veggies

Some fruits and vegetables are best purchased as organic due to the high levels of pesticides and chemicals, but the EPA has advised that other “regular” produce is acceptable. Concern regarding bacteria has prompted many to buy special veggie washes to get rid of most of the germs and pesticides. You can clean your produce with a vinegar and water solution ( 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water) and then rinse under water for 30 seconds. According to Alyse Levine, MS, RD, founder of Nutrition Bite LLC, the vinegar solution reduces bacteria by 90% and viruses by 95%.