I never used to wash my fruits and vegetables until my husband started getting on my case about Ecoli & Salmonella outbreaks. I thought if I just ran some water on my fruits and veggies it would be fine. And why would you need to re-wash the pre-washed lettuce or spinach?
While meandering through the local Whole Foods Market produce section I came across Environne Fruit & Vegetable Wash. With my husbands’ voice in my head I decided to give it a try. Six months later, I’m still using it to wash all of my produce. From potatoes, tomatoes, fruits and lettuce. I love how it washes the wax off of my cucumbers and fruits like apples and melons. All you need is a small drop and some water and it removes pesticides, fungicide and herbicide residues, waxes and oils from your fruit and veggies. It is made with non-toxic cleansing agents, is biodegradable and free of harmful effects. Independent lab tests show that it removes 97% of the chemical residues off your produce.
I still have the same bottle I bought six months ago, so it is definitely a good bargain! They also have wipes which are great for on the go when you are at the grocery store and want to delve into that piece of fruit or in my daughters case, tomato, you just purchased. The company is in Roseburg, Oregon which is a few hours from where I live, so I feel that I am contributing to a local company.