Are dedicated fruit and vegetable washes necessary? In a word, no. You can make an equally effective solution with water and white vinegar. Here’s how.
Fill a spray bottle with 3 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. Spray the produce, then rinse with tap water. Note: This method can also be used to wash produce with inedible rinds and peels, such as melons, since cutting into a contaminated peel can drag pathogens into the flesh.