Wash Your Fruits & Veggies + Bio-Vert Giveaway

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m terrible at remembering to wash my fruits and veggies before I eat them. I get so excited to prepare my meals that washing the produce just doesn’t cross my mind… but that’s no excuse. It should be important to me. Sounds like an opportunity for change, wouldn’t you say?

Will you join me in committing to make a habit of washing your fruits and veggies?

Right, let’s get to it then!

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There are a couple of ways to wash produce in order to rid it of pesticides and other contaminates. Scientists have whittled it down to a couple of options – tap water with mild soap (do not use detergents!), distilled water, or fruit and veggie washes. As awesome as it sounds to keep a bottle of distilled water on hand for washing fruits and veggies, I just know that it would end up in the same corner of the cabinet as my concentrated fruit & veggie wash. Regardless of my intentions, if a solution isn’t practical and easy to implement I have a hard time switching things up. Are you the same?

Right around the time I accepted that I needed to work on my produce washing skills, Bio-Vert contacted me to see if I’d be interested in trying out their new produce wash. Heh, talk about good timing, right?

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This new fruit and vegetable cleaner from Bio-Vert helps to remove pesticides, bacteria and dirt on all fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s tasteless, fragrance free, has 0 irritating agents and can be used on hard produce (such as apples, pears, zucchini, carrots or eggplant) and soft produce (like kale, grapes and lettuces).

My favorite feature of the wash is in it’s delivery. Spray bottles for fruit and veggie washes are where it’s at, folks.

Spray on fruits or vegetables, rub over entire surface for 30 seconds and rinse well with cold water. 1, 2, 3… simple as that.


I’ve been using the wash for about 2 weeks and have been remembering to wash about 90% of my produce on a daily basis. I have no doubt that a couple of months from now, I’ll be rockin’ my produce washing skillz like no other.

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LogoThis post was sponsored by Bio-Vert. All opinions expressed herein are those of Healthful Pursuit Inc. and are not indicative of the positions or opinions of Bio-Vert. Thank you for supporting the brands that I believe in and choose to feature here.

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  1. As a person who has Candidiasis, I can say with absolute certainty that the need to wash your fruit and veggies is important. When I discovered my condition I did a cleanse using bentonite clay and fibre. I thought that “I” could not have parasites. I was wrong. This condition has made me rethink my relationship with food and how I prepare it. ALWAYS wash your fruit and veg. We are getting produce from around the world in our grocery stores and you can get parasites from homegrown fare too. Eradicating surface dirt and pesticides is important, but there are other sinister things lurking on your food.

    • Great perspective, Gisele. Another reason to add to the list!

  2. This looks great! I usually only wash my fruits and veggies with water but I need to try this product out !

  3. I am usually pretty good at washing my fruits and veggies. But it is like you, about 90% of the time. I use a water, vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice mix. But the spray seems much easier and convenient.

    • Great idea to make it yourself! Maybe once I get accustomed to the spray and the habit, I can switch to homemade!

  4. I’m a little skeptical of buying veggie washers. I’ve always been taught to just run under cold water – as long as the food will be cooked, any pesticides or bacteria not removed from washing will be killed with cooking. I’ll have to do a little more research on these cleaners though.

    • I linked to a couple of resources that may help you make an informed decision, Peggy. Good on you for looking into it and making a choice that best fits you :)

  5. According to Victoria Boutenko ( rawfamily.com ) vegans can get B12 from unwashed veggies from the garden but I’m sure that does not apply to produce from the store. I should do a better job of washing my produce other than just running it under water. I am so ready for Spring to start planting my own veggies.

    • Great to know, thanks for sharing, Heidi! I’m totally with you… I wish I had a garden in our new house!

  6. Once you notice how different bell peppers feel after you’ve washed off the edible wax they are coated with you’ll never go back to unwashed peppers again. It gives me the heebie jeebies to think of using unwashed fruit and veggies- I just envision them in trucks and on the conveyor belts at the grocery stores and can’t stand to not wash them! Then there is always my grandmother’s voice in the back of my head saying, “Well you never know if they peed in the watermelon patch or not”. Lol.

    • If they peed in the watermelon patch… smart Grandmother! Too funny. Yes, you’re right. Bell peppers sans wax are pretty darn good.

  7. in researching on the web I found that equal parts of lemon juice and vinegar with filtered water added by 4 and administrered through a spray bottled will remove as much as is possible from the green leafy as well. spray, rub and rinse. solution keeps up to a week in the fridge.

    • Awesome, thanks for sharing that with all of us, Lin!

  8. I definitely need to start doing this, thanks for the reminder! This sounds like a great product, I’ll look for it!

  9. Great info. i love how the piece you linked to said distilled water was just as effective veggie washes. I’m not sure what distilled is, but I have a filter on my tap, so that should be good enough. i also never knew to soak broccoli or cauli or lettuce for 2 -3 minutes. I’m always in such a rush, so from now on i will fill a bowl with filtered water and soak my veggies in it. Thanks!

    • Hey Barb – you can find distilled water in the health care section of any grocery store. It’s widely available. Rushing is where my issue comes in too but I think when you get accustomed to doing it, it should be second nature! Here’s hoping :)