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How to Properly Wash Your Jalapeno Peppers

It's OK. We know some things may seem so straightforward as to be confusing, but there are better ways to properly wash your jalapeno peppers. The best way to wash them, or any peppers or produce for that matter, is in a solution of 3 parts tap water to 1 part distilled vinegar.

You can spray your jalapenos with the water/vinegar solution since they are have a harder texture, but if you're washing a softer fruit or vegetable such as berries, you should soak them in the solution for 10 minutes before using. Always rinse with plain water after spraying or soaking.

It has been shown that this method removes more bacteria (up to 98 percent from the surface) than other methods, such as simply rinsing with tap water or brushing.

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