The everyday household item that can be used to clean fruit and vegetables

Do you need a new way to clean your fruit and veg without breaking the budget? This is for you.

Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, we've all been encouraged to ramp up our hygience. With some of us making our own masks, hand sanitiser and making our way through shopping aisles with gloves in hand.

But, have you ever though about the amount of people who have made contact with your loose tomatoes, ginger, or even potatoes? Yep - it's a stressful thought, but here's a sure fire way to ensure your produce is super clean.

According to a study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts – whereby they focused on the effects of baking soda on gala apples – the researches found 96% of pesticides were removed, by simply using the everyday household ingredient.

The researchers said that after 12 minutes in the solution and a gentle scrub, 80% of the apple was clean. And apples which were scrubbed for 15 minutes were almost spotless with 96% free from pesticides.

How do you do it?

- Mix through a few tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl of water.
- Keep the fruit in the bowl for a few minutes.
- Rinse the fruit with cold water.

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