How to Clean Blackberries
Blackberries are a delicious and nutritious summer fruit, but they can also be covered in pesticides or bacteria from handling. Many people don’t realize that blackberries are on the Environmental Working Group’s list of fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residue. The good news is that there are some simple steps you can take to remove pesticides from blackberries.
Rinse the blackberries under cold water.
Note: If your blackberries are organic you don’t have to use vinegar.
Place the blackberries in a bowl and add 50ml of vinegar for every 1 cup of water. Let the blackberries soak for 5 minutes. You can swirl them around a bit so the solution gets good coverage on the blackberries.
Be careful. If the water starts to turn purple then you’re being too rough.
Rinse the blackberries under cold water again.
Place the blackberries on a clean towel or paper towel and pat them dry.
Pesticides can be a real concern when it comes to fruits and vegetables, but there are some easy ways to remove them. By following the steps above, you can enjoy your blackberries without worrying about pesticide residue.
This article was built upon our long form informative article on how to clean fruit.