I love grapes and I eat them every day. I keep a bowl of them in the fridge at eye level so that when I open the fridge to browse for something naughty to eat, which is pretty often, I can slap myself back onto the straight and narrow with a handful of grapes. Works most of the time.
What I don’t love is that suspect layer of gray pesticide or whatever-the-heck-it-is that coats grapes- and doesn’t easily come off.
Sick of hand washing each individual grape, I turned to the interwebs for advice. Lo and behold there is a super slick way of washing the death away.
Here's how to clean grapes in under a minute
- Remove grapes from the vine, place in colander and briefly rinse with water.
- Sprinkle 1-2 tsp. salt and baking soda over the grapes.
- Shake the colander around for about 45 seconds.
- Rinse very well with cold water. Salty grapes are no bueno (I just ate one)
That’s it! Clean, safe-to-eat grapes are yours.
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