Washing Fruits and Veggies
Most of us know that it’s important to wash fresh fruits and vegetables before cooking or eating them, but did you know that you need to wash the sink as well? According to the Texas Cooperative Extension of Texas A&M University, you can’t have clean vegetables without a clean sink.
They recommend washing the sink with hot, soapy water, rinsing it, and then pouring a solution containing one teaspoon of chlorine bleach in one quart of water into the sink. Another solution: use a clean colander to hold produce under running water. Scrub fruits and vegetables with firm skins with a clean vegetable brush, even if you plan to peel them.