How to remove fruit and vegetable stains using vinegar

Get rid of those pesky fruit and vegetable stains with these readily available ingredients!

Ishita Lote

Who doesn’t like a plate of freshly cut rainbow coloured fruits and vegetables? Along with being bright and colourful they act like immunity boosters and add a good load of fibre in the diet. But unfortunately, a few pigmented fruits and vegetables can leave some pesky stains on your hands and clothes. Leave your worries behind as Chef Mehrishi has a simple way for you to get rid those stains!

Use Vinegar:

The abrasive nature of acetic acid gets rid of the stains left behind by the micronutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Dip a cotton swab in vinegar and pinch the cotton to remove the excess. Rub the vinegar dipped swab against the stained surfaces like the chopping board or knife. Scroll and watch the video in which Chef Gautam demonstrates a simple way to get rid of beetroot stains.
This hack works excellent for removing the stains from your fingertips and nails. 


While using vinegar on your skin ensure that you don’t have any cuts or bruises. Vinegar has acid which will cause intense burning on contact with any injury. 

Uh-oh! Stained your clothes?  Here’s what you will need to do:-

1) Find a private room and remove the stained piece of cloth. With the help of a butter knife or nail filer, scrape out the dropped pieces. Be careful and avoid putting a lot of pressure while doing this as it can end up tearing the cloth too.

2) Place the stain directly under running water. Immediately you will see the blotch becoming lighter. 

3)  You can choose from any one of the stain removing agents given below:



Take some soap or stain remover and gently rub it over the stain in a circular motion. Wash it clean with some water and let it dry.


Lemon juice:

Take a cotton swab and dip it in some lemon juice. Rub it gently on the stained garment. Let it soak for 10 minutes and clean with lukewarm water. 


Baking soda:

Mix baking soda with water to make a paste. Apply it on the stain and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Wash it clean with some lukewarm water.


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