What Makes a Good Vegetable Wash?
A good vegetable wash will normally do three things: First, remove dirt, second, remove wax, and third, remove harmful chemicals and bacteria vegetables retain from the growing process.
Why should a vegetable wash be used instead of just water? Water will remove most dirt when cleaning vegetables. However, many agricultural pesticides are applied with surfactants to keep the pesticides from washing off in a rainstorm. The surfactants may hold small amounts of dirt as well as the chemicals. These can be removed with a good vegetable wash. A good vegetable wash can also reduce harmful bacteria and fungus that come from the field and grow during transit.
Why not use soap and water? Unfortunately, soap contains agents that can penetrate the pores of the veggies and ruin the flavor and many of the good nutrients contained inside. Plus, if the soap has penetrated the pores, it can leave a soapy residue behind which would be an unpleasant surprise when it’s time to eat the vegetables.
Many vegetables are protected with a thin wax layer to protect and preserve them during shipping. This wax layer can ruin flavor if it is not removed. Vegetables need to respire or breathe to maintain freshness. A good vegetable wash will remove this wax layer.
What Makes a Great Vegetable Wash?
Removing harmful chemicals, bacteria, and waxes is a very important function of a good
vegetable wash. A great
vegetable wash will go beyond this basic requirement. It will revitalize limp and soft produce and increase shelf life in the refrigerator. One of the greatest joys in eating healthy foods is the crunch and healthy texture that they provide, and a great vegetable wash will help keep veggies appetizing so they can be enjoyed in the future.
Veggie Crisp and Clean
is a unique vegetable wash—in addition to cleaning your vegetables, it can restore and maintain the crunch and freshness of your vegetables. Its unique ingredients work with Mother Nature to naturally increase the vegetables’ shelf life, increase your food’s safety, and make eating vegetables more enjoyable. Veggie Crisp & Clean is even certified to be used on organic fruits and vegetables.
If you are looking for a vegetable wash that will remove dirt, bacteria, wax, harmful chemicals, and will restore the natural crunch and freshness of your vegetables, Veggie Crisp & Clean will take care of all your vegetable washing needs.