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Grandma Tips – How to Remove Bacteria From Your Food

Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, is a natural cleaning solution that gets rid of pesticides, bacteria, fungi and viruses. The substance is naturally produced in your body to buffer acidity, so it’s not harmful to ingest and it won’t alter the taste of your food.

Non-organic Produce
To clear away chemical residue, prepare a mixture using 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.
Combine the mixture in a spray bottle and spray generously onto the produce. Let it sit for 5 minutes, scrub with a produce brush, and rinse under clean cold water.

Thick-Skin Vegetables
t’s important to also wash fruits with a thick skin, like cantaloupe, since bacteria on the skin can be transferred into the flesh of the fruit as you slice through it. This combination also gets rid of wax from fruits like apples and tomatoes.
Combine a few tablespoons of baking soda into a cup or two of water.
Pour it into a spray bottle, spray and let it sit for 3-5 minutes
Use the scrub brush to clean the vegetables and rinse under cold water.