Protect yourself against the new e-coli outbreak

I don’t know if you are looking at the new about the new e-coli bacteria sweeping Europe. I read the newspaper today, and the US standards would NOT have detected this bacteria. We must be very proactive with our food. I am hopeful that you all buy organic vegetables. However, that in itself is not enough to secure bug free food. Below is an easy recipe to make your own pre-wash.

1. Make a soaking solution with equal parts of water and white vinegar. Soak any fruits or vegetables for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse well. This is an excellent homemade vegetable wash.

2.  A vegetable wash spray is a little more convenient. Make a homemade vegetable wash spray by mixing 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoons baking soda with equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle to mix well.

3.  To clean the vegetables put them into a colander in the sink and spray liberally with the homemade vegetable wash spray. Let sit for a few minutes.

4 Scrub the fruits and vegetables with a brush and rinse thoroughly.

5.  Avoid pesticides altogether by buying organic produce whenever possible. They are not sprayed with pesticides.

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  • Judy Davis says:

    This was great to know. Will go get some white vinegar right away. Was using dishwashing liquid to wash vegetables.

    • Great, Judy.
      I read in this morning’s paper that this strain of E-coli is now in the US. People who had been traveling in Germany have now returned home with the bacteria. We all know how contagious e-coli is. I am glad you are protecting yourself!