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Does your fruit and veg leave a sour taste in the mouth?

When we make an effort to include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in our families’ diets, can we be sure that our greens are as ‘green’ as possible? 

Research has shown that even organically grown produce is vulnerable to the effects of drift spray, human handling, animal soiling, mould spores, dust and dirt. So however carefully and sustainably we come by our fresh produce, once it is in the kitchen, a simple rinse is not always enough to ensure that all undesirable residues have been removed. That’s why our latest product is designed specifically for washing fresh produce. 

KOALA ECO's Natural Fruit and Vegetable Wash contains Mandarin (Citrus reticulate) essential oil in a 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly plant-derived formula. This natural disinfectant is powerful enough to shift residual pesticides, oils, waxes and agricultural chemicals from fruit and vegetables yet will leave no unpleasant aftertaste. It’s significantly better than rinsing with water alone, and as a bonus, by following the formula’s washing instructions (and drying thoroughly afterwards) you can help to keep produce fresher for longer.  

Like every KOALA ECO product, aside from the essential oils, the only other ingredients in the fruit and vegetable wash are Australian filtered water, sea salt, plant-based biodegradable surfactant soap, and plant-based food-grade biodegradable solubiliser.  And for each bottle bought, KOALA ECO donates a dollar to the charity One Percent for the Planet.

When we care about our living environments being healthily clean, it makes sense to extend those good habits to how we eat. Even home-grown veg could be susceptible to environmental pollutants outside our control. So our Fruit and Vegetable Wash (alcohol, gluten and GMO free) is intended to make fresh produce taste the way nature intended.  Enjoy the taste, not the after-taste.

Did you know?

The little stickers on fruit tell you how your food was grown. Produce has a four or five digit Price Look-up (or PLU) code that is based on how it was grown. Produce that is conventionally grown has a four-digit PLU code and generally begins and begins with a nine. Genetically modified produce has a five-digit code as well, but the first number is an eight. (Stay clear of them!)

Meet the ‘Dirty Dozen’ (always try to buy organic or use specialised wash to clean)

  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Capsicum
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Snap Peas



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