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Cleaning fruits and vegetables

Are those commercial washes worth it?

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Rinsing isn't enough

Many people now recognize that rinsing your produce isn't enough to clean off pesticide residue and bacteria that may be make its way onto your food between the field and your home.

Commercial preparations for cleaning your fruits and vegetables have become big business in recent years.

Here's one simple and cost effective way to ensure that your produce is really clean before you serve it to your family. It's 98% effective in removing bacteria...far more effective than rinsing alone.

Related article from NPR.