Question by  cholli (10)

How do you clean vegetables and fruit with hydrogen peroxide?

I have heard that this is a good way to clean them but I want more information.


Answer by  sdnco (264)

Use both hydrogen peroxide and distilled vinegar to wash vegetables. Put equal amounts of hydrogen and vinegar. Use two different spray bottles, wash and then rinse with water.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Keep a spray bottle of diluted hydrogen peroxide, one part hydrogen peroxide to one part water, near your sink or where you will be washing the vegetables. Spray them lightly with the solution, then scrub them as you normally would, and rinse them well. This will kill more bacteria from the soil then a simple water wash.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

Cleaning produce with hydrogen peroxide is unnecessary and could actually be dangerous if the peroxide residue is not thoroughly rinsed off. Simply washing produce with gentle soap and water is more than enough to clean it for consumption.


Answer by  zombieguy (986)

You would need hydrogen peroxide that is graded specifically for food; it has a higher concentration and no chemical additives. Use warm water with a bit of vinegar instead.


Answer by  phoenix85 (366)

Add 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a sink of cold water. Rinse and drain. Or a spraybottle 50/50 mix of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water, spray and rinse.


Answer by  Jolie (1227)

It would be best if you added vinegar to the mix. Once you have both the peroxide and vinegar mixed together it would be good to put them in a spray bottle. It is a good way to get rid of pesticides but you have to make sure to clean them completly off under running water.


Answer by  maryam46 (41)

this is the most safe and useful way to wash vegetables and fruit with hydrogen peroxide ,you just have to take hydrogen peroxide and distilled both of them in two different spray bottles.spray vegetables with both and then rinse thoroughly and in last wash them with water.


Answer by  skateycat (124)

To clean vegetables with hydrogen peroxide, you can pour the peroxide onto a sponge then scrub the vegetables with the sponge. Be sure to rinse the veggies thoroughly after scrubbing. You could also make a solution with 1 cup hydrogen peroxide to 4 cups water in a bowl, soak the veggies for 5 minutes, scrub then rinse thoroughly before eating.

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