Thursday, May 9, 2013

Organic - Is it enough?

These days, it's not enough to eat your fruits and vegetables.  In order to get the most nutrition, you have to eat organic.  At least this is what every article you will read says.  And you know what?  To some extent, I believe it.  I have done my research.  And have you tasted farmer's market tomatoes and compared them to the tasteless red orbs at the grocery store?

However, organic produce still needs to be cleaned.  So how do you do it?  I fill up a sink full of water and add about 1 1/2 cups of vinegar.  Put in some produce and let sit for an hour.

Once the hour is up, remove, rinse, and put in your fridge.  Not only is your produce wax-free, dirt-free, and chemical-free, but it will last longer because the vinegar helps kill some of the decomposing bacteria found on the fruit.  I'm not even going to show you the after-the-soak water!  And this is ORGANIC produce!

The best part is the kids got involved, and they have eaten 3 times the fruit this week they normally do.  There's something about eating what you prepare that's irresistible!