Friday, August 12, 2011

Some Fresh Uses for vinegar

This link was posted up on the Bountiful Baskets Facebook Page.  I thought I'd share a few of the most pertinent tips here. I'm especially interested in the fruit and vegetable wash.

Boiling eggs:
When boiling an egg and it’s cracked, a little vinegar in the water will keep the white from running out.

Keeping potatoes white:
A teaspoon of white distilled or cider vinegar added to the water in which you boil potatoes will keep them nice and white. You can keep peeled potatoes from turning dark by covering them with water and adding 2 teaspoons of vinegar.

Freshen vegetables:
Freshen up slightly wilted vegetables by soaking them in cold water and vinegar.

Fruit and vegetable wash:
Add 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar to 1 pint water and use to wash fresh fruits and vegetables, then rinse thoroughly.  Research has shown that vinegar helps kill bacteria on fruits and vegetables.

Check out the link above for more great ways to use vinegar to solve lots of everyday problems.