This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER.
I will confess that I’ve never been a meticulous produce washer. I certainly like to remove dirt from farmers market goods, and I always give waxed citrus a rinse with boiling water before zesting. But beyond that, I typically felt like a quick dunk under running water was enough to cover the worst of the ills.
However, then I got pregnant and started feeling a lot more concerned about ensuring that the fruits and vegetables I was eating were as pesticide-free as possible.
Right at the time I was doing some research about the merits of homemade verses store bought produce washes, I got an email from ARM & HAMMER, asking if I might like to try their new produce wash. It felt like kismet.
This spray is an easy way to remove more than 90% of surface pesticide residue, as well as dirt, wax, and other contaminants. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and doesn’t leave any flavor or odor behind. Using it has really put my pregnancy anxiety to rest, as least when it comes to the fruits and vegetables I’m eating.
Made from purified water, baking soda, salt, two plant-based clean agents, lemon oil, and a food-safe preservative, the formula is based on a study out of the University of Massachusetts as well as several independent studies.
To use the wash it easy. Place the produce you’re preparing in the sink or a colander. Spray it generously with the ARM & HAMMER Fruit & Vegetable Wash. Then rub or agitate the produce to remove surface dirt to wax. Finally, rinse the produce under running water.
ARM & HAMMER Fruit & Vegetable Wash costs $4.99 and is available now.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER. The provided the produce that you see pictured here and I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.