Are There Disinfecting Solutions for Fruits?


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A partial list of commercial fruit disinfecting solutions includes Fit, Ozone Water Purifier XT-301, J0-4 Multi-Functional Food Sterilizer, Earth Friendly Products Fruit and Vegetable Wash, Environne Fruit & Vegetable Wash and Beaumont Products' Veggie Wash. There are also several recipes for homemade fruit disinfectants available.

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Are There Disinfecting Solutions for Fruits?
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Homemade fruit disinfectant solution recipes often contain small amounts of bleach, dish soap or grapefruit seed extract blended with distilled water. A study at the University of Maine concluded that distilled water removed dirt, microbes and bacteria from fruit just as well as commercial cleaners. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not recommend commercial fruit disinfectants and instead suggests cleaning fruit with water only.

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