The white substance on the skin of grapes might be bloom (a natural substance produced by grapes and it is not harmful) or pesticide sprayed on grapes which is definitely harmful when consumed. So it is safe to wash the grapes thoroughly to get rid of that white substance.
I was looking out for an easy method to clean grapes. Most of the methods available on the internet uses baking soda. As I always try to avoid chemicals as much as possible, I came up with this idea which worked out really well. I am happy to share this with you all and hope this will be as useful for you as it was for me.
We need just 3 easily available natural ingredients to clean grapes – salt, turmeric powder and lemon juice. Take the grapes in a bowl. Sprinkle some salt and turmeric powder. Squeeze out the juice of a small piece of lemon. Pour warm water till the grapes are immersed and mix everything well. Keep this aside for 10-15 min. Now rub the grapes gently with your fingers. The white substance goes off quite easily. Wash the grapes with cold water and pat them dry with a kitchen towel.
Pack the fresh grapes cleaned with only natural ingredients for your kids snack box!