I need a little help here. I love red grapes. I am not so much into green grapes, but red seedless grapes are so yummy. It is like eating candy, but much healthier. The only thing I don't like is washing them. I usually wash each one individually and that's why I get a little lazy even thinking about washing them. It is a tedious job and it takes a long time. After that, I would put them in a strainer and let them dry off a bit.
I don't know how else to wash grapes, since I wanted to make sure I get all the dirt and waxy feeling off the each grape. There must be an easier way to wash grapes, isn't there? It seemed as if I am not the only one that doesn't like to wash grapes. When we by grapes, they sit in the fridge until someone washes them - and that someone is usually me. Does this sound about same in your household with washing grapes?
Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #144
1) Who washes grapes in your household?
2) How do you wash grapes?
Just in case you are curious. There are agents that can aid in the cleaning of those grapes. Both ways require that all the grapes are removed from the their branches. Discard the bad ones and rinse them well. Even with these agents, I would still want to rub them individually to make sure I don't miss any - so not any easier for me, but it could make the cleaning faster. Smiles.
- Immerse them in a bowl of water with fresh lemon juice + a little baking soda for 2 or 3 minutes.
- Soak, then rinse them again.
If you don't have lemon juice on hand you can use salt. And here is a another way of washing grapes.
- Add a little salt or baking soda to the water.
- Or mix both the baking soda and the salt to the water and immerse the grapes in them.
- Wash for about 2 or 3 minutes in the mixture and rinse well in clear cold water.
Most pesticides (auxigro is the most common, and contains MSG) are oil based to keep them sticking to the crops during rain. You will not be able to wash all the pesticides off as some has permeated into the skin and the fruit itself. But these two steps will help to dissolved some of the oil.
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