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bowl full of peppers and sweet potatoes

How to Clean Produce

  • Author: Sloan
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 0 servings 1x


Thoroughly cleaning your produce removes pesticides and germs from your fruit and vegetables. Washing your produce when you arrive home makes mealtime quicker and prevents bacteria from spreading in your kitchen. 


  • Sink or Large Bowl
  • 1 Cap Full of Castile Soap
  • Cold Water
  • Scrub Brush as Needed


  1. Add all produce to bowl or sink. Leave any herbs or delicate greens to the side for now.
  2. Add soap to the bowl or sink {I use Dr. Bronner’ s}.
  3. Fill with cold water until the produce is covered.
  4. Soak for 10-15 minutes. Add the herbs at the last 5 minutes.
  5. Once the soaking is complete, drain and rinse the produce under cold water.
  6. Place on a clean kitchen towel to completely dry and store accordingly.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: How To
  • Cuisine: All

Keywords: clean produce, produce, cleaning produce