My grapes were literally squeaky clean after the salt and baking soda! I read your post, my advice would be, try checking out James Destroy Disease on Youtube, he has corrected many diseases completely naturally. Sprinkle another 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda on there. this is really helpful. Finally, a way to rid them of pesticide residue! I saw that being advised too, which is why I really felt I had to share this method, because the last thing I want to be washing my food with is detergent! I would probably only try it on small, round, smooth fruits like that. Hi: I was just sitting here preparing my grapes for the freezer, yes freezer! I have lots of baking soda around so I just used that without salt. Hi Bama, you’re very welcome! I just bought a huge bunch of non-organic grapes. I believe protecting your family from harmful chemicals doesn't have to be overwhelming. I have a brother and 2 sisters. I don’t want my kids (tho, 13 and 19 now) exposed to anything they don’t have to be exposed to. Who is the longest reigning WWE Champion of all time? Shake well. Little did I know that salt water is not a good substance to use for washing or soaking vegetables or fruits. Rubbing instead of shaking also keeps them from getting bruised, where an over-zealous shaking could definitely turn your grapes really soft. The water becomes very cloudy. I have some left and noticed that they are becoming rubbery. I just cleaned a bunch of grapes this way and all the gray coating magically (well.. it seemed magical!) Grapes, berries and apples are part of the dirty dozen. While eating raw raisins is healthy, soaking them in water overnight and then eating them early morning on an empty stomach is a bit healthier. Extraction also occurs during fermentation, of course, but many winemakers feel cold soaking brings out different, and beneficial, aspects of the grapes. My other post on greener household cleaners, where you’ll find the produce wash, can be found here: http://naturesnurtureblog.com/2012/02/07/greener-household-cleaners/. I did one thing differently, I used a slurry of the salt, baking soda and probably more than suggested with just a small amount of water just to wet the grapes and then turned them with a large spoon. A solution of 10 per cent white vinegar and 90 per cent water is another cleaning method. came off.. I’m thrilled. If you really look into it your mind will be blown and you will likely be a little angry. The fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions that occur in specialized areas of the organism's cells. I had used baking soda with salt on aluminum foil in water to do a so-so but adequate job of cleaning the silver. Yeah, I’ve noticed sometimes if I don’t rinse them well enough, I can taste some of the salt from this method as well. It worked great and I’m a lot calmer about eating them. I just wanted to comment that really for most fruits and vegetables it would be no different than washing your dishes and then rinsing them thoroughly. Wash fruits like grapes, apples, guavas, plums, mangoes, peaches and pears at least two to three times. My brother, 1 of my sisters and myself all worked for my dad at one time or another. How many eligible voters are registered to vote in the United States? First, remove the grapes from the stem, give them a quick rinse, and place them in a wide, shallow bowl. I buy Cotton Candy grapes when in season, so, after cleaning and drying, I put in freezer containers . I’ve also heard folks do a peroxide rinse as well. I would definitely use some vinegar in the water bath. The dirt on your hands are more harmfull than the pesticides. So, the wax itself is not harmful, but the pesticide residue surely is! 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