“If you don’t wash vegetables properly, dirty vegetables will still be dirty.” Pocket immediately the 5 tips for washing vegetables below to have safe, clean meals!

Sort vegetables when washing

According to a test by experts from Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University (HCMC) on 104 random samples of vegetables from 8 types of vegetables that are most often eaten raw, there are vegetables infected with 100% parasites such as soap. Watercress lettuce, collard greens, bitter greens, fenugreek, gotu kola. The rest such as lettuce, water spinach, and spices were also infected with parasites 92.3%.

After that, the above vegetables were washed 3 times with clean water according to the usual washing method and then tested again. The results showed that after 3 times of washing and washing with specialized washing water, the parasite infection rate was still at 51.9-82.6%.

This shows that washing vegetables is an important preliminary process that you need to pay attention to. With the way of washing 2-3 times with ordinary water like the current majority, it is very difficult to remove the maximum amount of dirt, parasites and chemical compounds that the naked eye can’t see.

Therefore, the advice of experts while washing is to classify vegetables for cleaning because each type will have a different risk of contamination and contamination of water sources. With 4 types of green vegetables: leaves, fruits, tubers and flowers, you need to pay attention to how to wash below:

  • Leafy vegetables: pick up vegetables, soak them in salt water for 5 minutes and start washing each leaf and stem under clean running water.
  • Vegetables and fruits: wash each fruit, then wrap it in plastic and put it in the refrigerator, eat it after 2 days. For vegetables that need to be eaten immediately, they should be washed under water and soaked in salt water.
  • Root vegetables: wash, peel and wash again.
  • Vegetables to eat flowers: wash flowers under clean running water.
  • Spices: wash with clean water.

Limit the use of machine and vegetable washing solution

Besides how to soak vegetables with salt water, you probably already know about vegetable washing solutions and specialized machines for food preparation today. However, according to the Director of the Hanoi Plant Protection Sub-Department, Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoa, the fruit and vegetable washing solutions cannot remove all bacteria, but only have antiseptic and antiseptic properties. Because each type of solution has its own unique properties, some active ingredients that can wash one fruit and vegetable cannot be washed in another.

Washing vegetables with clean water is still the best way (Source: baomoi)

For fruit and vegetable washing machines, according to Mr. Duong Minh Tri – Deputy Director of the Institute of Physics of Ho Chi Minh City. Scientifically, most of the ozone-based fruit and vegetable washing machines currently on the market bring very toxic ozone gas, which can cause cancer. According to that principle, ozone cannot be used to wash away pesticides and toxic substances in vegetables. If yes, then the machines using this ozone aeration technology must have a sufficient concentration of ozone in the water. However, in case when there is enough disinfectant concentration or maybe not enough, the gas will also escape into the kitchen, so it will directly affect the health of housewives.

On the other hand, according to science, ozone should not be used in chlorinated water, because it can create a new toxic and stable compound. While tap water today contains quite a lot of chlorine.

Wash vegetables with clean mineral water Cleansui

The above factors have shown that, in addition to focusing on how to wash vegetables, you need to prepare a clean water source to limit chlorine in tap water, ensure that vegetables and fruits are clean and nutritious.

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Washing vegetables with Cleansui water will be cleaner

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