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Ingredient of the week: White vinegar

Food By Wambui Kuria
Soaking your fruits and vegetables is a sure way to remove dirt and pesticide residue (Photo: Shutterstock)

How well do we clean fruits and vegetables we are bringing into our homes? With flowing water being scarce for many, how to clean fruits and vegetables is a bigger challenge. Vinegar is an inexpensive and sure way of cleaning your fruits and vegetables even in situations where flowing water is a challenge. 

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Vinegar is a liquid produced from fermentation of ethanol into acetic acid. Soaking your fruits and/or vegetables for no less than 10 minutes in a solution of 3 cups water and 1 cup vinegar (or double/triple the amount depending on the quantity of your fruits and vegetables) is a sure way of getting dirt and pesticide residue off your fruits and vegetables. It is available in shops and supermarkets for Sh50 for 300ml and Sh300 for 5 litres.?

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