You should obviously wash your grapes before eating them, but it can be a nuisance to make sure each one is clean. To make the process quicker, wash them with baking soda and salt.
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It's not that washing grapes is that difficult, but sometimes it seems like too much work for the pay-off. Because of this, I'll often haphazardly rinse my grapes and tell myself they're clean, only to ingest the bitter residue that's still coating many of them. If you're lazy like me, check out Nature Nurture's simple way to make sure all of your grapes get cleaned:
First, remove the grapes from the stem, give them a quick rinse, and place them in a wide, shallow bowl. Then sprinkle about 1-2 teaspoons of salt on the grapes. Sprinkle another 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda on there. Then grab the bowl and shake it vigorously from side to side and front to back, for about 30 seconds to a minute...Finally, rinse very well under cold water.
It's a lot easier than rubbing each individual grape, and it's a lot more thorough than casually rinsing them and eating the waxy coating of pesticide and dirt. To check out the full post, use the link below.
HOW TO: Wash Grapes The Right Way [Nature's Nurture Blog]