Best way to disinfect fruits & vegetables sanitizer

Posted at 15 Aug, 2021

Best way to disinfect fruits and vegetables in a way that do not cause harm to fresh produce, humans and the environment

You probably knew how important it is to sanitize fruits and vegetables even before COVID-19 but the pandemic has made people more serious about sanitizing items that they bring home including fresh produce, or fruits & vegetables. Your fruits and vegetables go through a long journey before they make it into your refrigerator and kitchen, and along the way, they pick up things such as dirt, chemical pesticides, germs, bacteria, viruses, wax, microbes and pathogens that can cause you foodborne illnesses.

Germs and viruses including coronavirus can be transferred to you from the people who had touched fruits and vegetables before you. Global pandemic or not, it is always wise to sanitize fruits and vegetables that you purchase from the market, or get home-delivered. So, it is important to sanitize your fruits and vegetables before you put them inside your body. The best way to disinfect fruits & vegetables sanitizer is to keeping them clean, using clean water to wash them, keeping the raw and cooked food separately, and cooking the food thoroughly. Do not wash fruits and vegetables with soaps as soaps contain formaldehyde which when consumed may cause you an upset stomach.

However, before washing fruits and vegetables, you should wash your hands first so that you do not accidentally transfer germs, bacteria and viruses before you sanitize them. You can wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds, or you can use a hand sanitizer.

Home remedies to disinfectant your fruits and vegetables

You can wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly under running tap water. To be extra cautious, you can put 50 ppm chlorine in warm water and dip your fruits and vegetables in it for a couple of minutes, and let them dry. You can use a clean brush to scrub your vegetables and fruits with hardcovers, such as potato, cucumber and melons. Damaged or bruised portions of fruits and vegetables should not be consumed. Make sure to wash fruits and vegetables again before you cut them so that no dirt, germs, bacteria and viruses are transferred to the knife or you.

Most of the time, rinsing fruits and vegetables with cold water is all that you need to make them safe to eat. However, the technique is important here. While sanitizing lettuce, cabbage and leafy greens, you should remove leaves or the outer layer of greens, and get rid of any damaged or bruised spots that can harbor bacteria, germs and viruses. For fruits like apple, and vegetables like carrots with hard cover, a vegetable brush can be used to scrub the surface. For softer produce like mushrooms and tomatoes, use your hands to rinse them. For extra care, you can do a baking soda bath. Use a bowl of water with a pinch of baking soda to clean one or two items at a time. If you plan to consume a lot of produce, clean and sanitize your kitchen sink, fill it with cold water, add a tablespoon of baking soda to it, and let your produce soak in it for 15 to 20 minutes. Then scrub harder items and those with rinds with a vegetable brush. Thoroughly dry all items before eating.

One of the best ways to disinfect fruits & vegetables sanitizer is by mixing one part of vinegar and three parts of water. This solution can be sprayed on fruits and vegetables that can be rinsed with clean water before consuming.

Fruits and vegetables sanitizers with natural ingredients

However, besides washing, it is important to keep the surfaces on which you keep your fruits and vegetables free from bacteria and viruses. SHIELDme kitchen package of 100% natural fruits & vegetables sanitizers (500 ml) surface disinfectant comes with 80 pieces wipes cannister. The fruit & vegetable sanitizer is made of 100% natural ingredients, making it completely harmless on skin and surfaces. It is safe for use by babies and pregnant women. SHIELDme wipes that come with this fruits and vegetables sanitizers are non-alcoholic and have no harsh chemicals. The product is certified and accredited by DM and International Laboratories.

More disinfection and sanitization products

SHIELDme has also more surface disinfectants, such as multi-surface, non-toxic disinfectant, SHIELDme hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant family protection set, SHIELDme hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant, SHIELDme multi-surface disinfectant, and SHIELDme handheld compact sanitizing auto sprayer. SHIELDme also offers UV products, foggers, automatic dispensers, face mask and face shield, sanitizing tunnels, and more. The non-alcoholic products with natural ingredients effectively kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, and do not irritate or inflame your skin or cause breathing problems as these contain no harsh chemicals.

All SHIELDme products are produced fresh, on-site and on-demand, and safe for use by humans and on the environment. Each sanitizing solution is produced strictly as per the stringent quality standards. All these SHIELDme Global products are available at Amazon, Noon, and other leading retail stores near you.