The cases of coronavirus infection are increasing. To overcome this danger, the lockdown has been implemented in many countries including India. It takes two to three weeks to show signs of getting infected with this virus. 

clean fruits and vegetables
Clean Fruits and Vegetables


The infection of the coronavirus is spread by its patients, in addition to this, the infection can be spread from objects and surfaces exposed to this virus. In such a situation, there is often a fear that the virus may not come home from the food items brought from outside. In such a situation, today we will tell you about some things related to fruits and vegetables, which is very important to keep in mind.

We can keep food grains together for a long day and it is not even bought daily, but vegetables have to be bought every few days. The coronavirus has different survival periods on different objects. In such a situation, the question is whether the virus is not reaching home with the vegetables purchased from the market. 

On social media, many women are asking how to wash vegetables in order to avoid corona. According to the World Health Organization, there is a very low possibility of corona spreading from goods coming from outside.

Well, health experts have been saying that there is no risk of infection of corona from everyday things. We should use these things without any fear. Despite this, if a person who gives fruits or vegetables or something is infected with the corona, then the corona can also come into the house through it. In such a situation, the question arises as to how to take care of security after purchasing fruits and vegetables and bringing them at home. So let's know about it ..

Do not carry home bag

According to the Luma Linda University of California, reusable carry bags usually have infections so don't take them for shopping. Take the goods in the bag at the store and bring home the plastic bag and dispose of it.

Special methods of washing fruits and vegetables

  • Soak vegetables and fruits in vinegar mixed water for 5 to 10 minutes and then wash them thoroughly.
  • Wash vegetables like cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, cabbage with warm water containing two per cent ordinary salt.
  • Wash vegetables like carrot and brinjal with a tamarind water solution.
  • Pesticides can also be cleaned to a large extent by washing with ozonated water.

Washing with water is enough

Washing with water is enough: Teresa Laugh, an expert at the University of Utah of America, says that washing vegetables with water is enough. However, if you wash with vinegar or lemon water, it will be better.

  • Soak vegetables or fruits in a large pot with water for 30 minutes in one of them and then wash them thoroughly with clean water.
  • For fruits and vegetables that have been waxed, sift a cup of water, half a cup of vinegar, a tablespoon of baking soda and grape seed extract and leave for 1 hour. Then wash and use.

Prepare one of these solutions, spray it on fruits and vegetables and wash it with clean water after leaving 5 to 10 minutes.

 -  A quarter cup of vinegar or 2 tablespoons salt.
 - 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 1 cup water
 - One tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons baking soda, 1 cup water.

Common ways

  • Wash vegetables and fruits with clean running water or drinking water and dry them with a clean cloth.
  • Potatoes, carrots, turnips, etc., wipe the vegetables for 5 to 10 seconds with a soft brush or clean cloth and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Take off the top layer of leafy vegetables like cabbage before washing.
  • Remove the skin of mango, pear, kiwi fruits and gourd, luffa
  • Soak the fruits eaten with peels in water for one hour.
Keep the kitchen like this, keep the sink clean, washing scrubbers, vegetable cutting plates etc. clean. Clean all the things you have touched from going to the mandi to the kitchen. Keep cleaning the kitchen containers, switchboards, mixers etc. frequently.

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