Is My Apple Washed?

Fruits and vegetables are sprayed with toxic chemicals to protect them from pests and fungal attacks.  They are coated with a wax/oil to prevent the produce from decaying and to preserve the quality and appearance of the produce during transportation.  This waxy layer is also a host for microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Also of note for persons with food allergies...the wax that is used on fruit may contain SOY or MILK ingredients.  

The Norwex Veggie cloth is back!  It has a rough side for scrubbing and smooth side for polishing.  It cleans the dirt off potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and debris from fruits and vegetables.  This cloth has been scientifically proven to remove the coating and nasties from  your fruit and veggies!

Norwex also offers a Fruit and Veggie Wash called Fresh Wash.  This specifically formulated fruit and veggie wash is a safe, effective alternative for cleaning fruit and vegetables.  This product will also protect fruit from damage during storage or transport and extends produce shelf life by 2 to 3 times. To use: Mix one capful in 500 ml of water, soak your fruits or veggies for 5-10 minutes, rinse well and enjoy!

Want these products?  Check out my Norwex website:

Check out the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's information on their

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Chemical Residue Sampling Program.


Now go and enjoy the wonderful Fall season and pick some apples!


The Allergy Mom

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