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Vinegar Fruit Wash – Keeps Fruit Fresher and Stays Fresh Longer!

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Vinegar Fruit Wash


I am a huge lover of fruit, but sometimes I get frustrated when I go shopping I can’t buy the fruit all at once because it goes bad so fast. Well, here is a very easy produce wash that you can use for vegetables and fruit!

I use it for my fruit, and it does help keep the fruit from molding and going bad as quick. I just tried this for the first time earlier and it does work nicely. It helps preserve the fruit as well as cleans it.

The gross thing is, after I washed the fruit, you could see stuff in the water, and discoloration from the fruit. That really tells you that the wash works

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Vinegar Wash That Helps Fruit Last Longer 

When I was researching for a vinegar fruit wash, I was hoping it would be a nice fix to my fruit going bad before I have time to eat it. This is a very easy wash and works great! All you use is water and vinegar!

You use 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water! I was hoping that by soaking my fruit in this wash, it wouldn’t pick up the flavor of vinegar! It didn’t leave any vinegar taste in the fruit at all!!

Some people said it can leave your berries from molding for up to 3 weeks. Granted I can’t vouch for that as I don’t have fruit for that long hanging around ;-)!

This makes me happy and is a great time to know this, since it is time to start working on the garden, and it can help preserve our fruits and veggies! So below is how I cleaned my fruit with this wash.

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Vinegar Fruit Wash Recipe



  1. Depending on how much fruit and veggies you have to wash, it will depend on how much water and vinegar you need.
  2. You want 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar. So what that means is 3 cups water and then 1 cup vinegar.
  3. Add the water and vinegar in a bowl, toss your fruit in or your vegetables.
  4. Allow them to sit for about 15-20 minutes. Feel free to mix it around here and there while it is soaking.
  5. Then once done soaking pour fruit into a strainer and rinse the fruit or vegetables. Then drain produce the best you can, and lay the produce on a towel to dry. This is an important step, it will help keep it from molding and such so fast.
  6. Once dry, you can place in a bag or a container or how you normally store produce.


 I also read that you can use a Salad Spinner if you have one to help dry the fruit a little faster. I personally have not tried this as I don’t own one! 

Feel free to Pin this on Pinterest, so you can remember this next time you have produce on hand!

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Reader Interactions


  1. Michelle says

    I buy so much fruit and veggies but they go bad before I get to finish it all. And the thought that it is probably still dirty, eww. So trying this THANKS!!!

  2. Kathleen says

    Thanks! I’ve seen produce washes you can buy but that seemed ridiculous to me. I might try it if it’s something I can do at home though. Mine always go bad too.

  3. isis says

    Oooh! Nice tip here! Our strawberries don’t usually last 3 days here but I think it’s still better to do this so I can buy more strawberries in bulk!

  4. Summer Davis says

    OH my gosh, this is going to be of ENORMOUS use to me. We go through fruit like crazy, but I find that strawberries mold SO quickly and sometimes we don’t have time to eat them before I’m throwing a flat of them away. This tip is going to be my best friend this summer!

  5. Jessie says

    We eat a ton of fruit here, but some things go bad so quickly that they go bad a few days after we get them (because lets face it — who knows how long they have been in the store or traveling there!). This is just what we need to try! Thank you so much for sharing!! 🙂

  6. Mary Lou Wright says

    I have been using the vinegar treatment for a long time I use it for blueberries, strawberries, grapes, nectarines,I find that soft fruit surfaces Ike raspberries, blackberries & peaches don’t last quite as long as the former ffruit I. said but it does help somewhat. I haven’t send it very much on veggies but I am quite sure it would work on the also.

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