I eat a lot of produce. In fact, you might call me a “produce eater.” I understand the importance of washing fresh produce to get rid of the dirt, pesticides, and bacteria that might have taken up their home on my ripe fruit. But, most things I read just tell me to use water. Is it just me or does that seem like not enough? Like, water certianly isn’t going to get rid of bacteria–we MUST use soap on our hands, so why is water sufficent for my food?
I once bought some “fruit wash” at the health food store and used it for a number of months. I cannot help but wonder what exactly the wash is doing and if, like a cure for halitosis, it is really just a manufactured product for suckers like me. Is the $5-7 dollars once a month worth it? Is a bit of dish soap doing much the same thing?
I don’t always use it…and haven’t gotten sick yet. Maybe I don’t need to even use water at all?