More and more people are eating raw, organic, fresh, natural veggies these days as opposed to canned. It's no wonder because once you TASTE the incredible difference in fresh produce vs. canned and even MORE Fresh vs. Organic, you will NEVER go back. Certified Organic veggies are grown in a different environment from basic veggies which are sprayed with harmful chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. Having said this, since Organic Veggies are grown in a chemical free environment, it does make Organic Veggies more susceptible to pesky bugs.
Extra care should be taken when cleaning veggies, and especially Organic veggies. First you will need to:
1. SOAK VEGGIES in a bowl of cold water. I usually put veggies in a colander that fits inside of the bowl so its easier to drain. When I am ready, I just remove the colander from the water.
3. REMOVE the colander from the bowl and let the water drain out.