It occurred to me recently that I should share my favorite scrub that I use for washing fruits and vegetables. It’s quite possible that you use it or have used it before.
But, in case you don’t know about this natural scrub, I’ll let you in on a little secret.
It’s baking soda.
All you do is rinse the fruit or vegetable so the soda will stick to it. Then sprinkle the soda all over it, turn it around in your grasp as you scrub…then rinse.
I keep this little recycled spice jar under my kitchen sink. Handy-dandy!
Have you been washing a lot of apples lately? I have. This scrub also works great for washing tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini, grapes, or anything else you’d like to clean. (Except strawberries. Of course, we wouldn’t do this with strawberries.)
There are so many uses for baking soda besides baking. The price is right, and its readily available right inside the pantry. So, if you didn’t know that baking soda can be used as a veggie and fruit scrub, I apologize for not telling you sooner.
What are your favorite ways to use baking soda?