What are our customers asking?
1. What is Sophab Fruit and Veg Wash made of?
Sophab Fruit and Veg Wash is made from 100 % food grade ingredients from natural sources, herbal oil, glycerol, natural salts, distilled Water
2. Is it patented?
Yes, it is a patented technology from CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.
3. What does it do?
Evergreen acts as a surfactant and instantly removes 99% of chemicals, pesticides, waxy layers, colouring agents and other foreign substances and pathogens like Salmanella, E.Coli, Fusarium, Erwinia etc. It washes away dirt, dust, soil and mud. Reduces dehydration, keeping it fresh for a longer time, leaves no after taste, is 100 % natural, non toxic and ecofriendly solution. It is colourless, tasteless and odourless. Most importantly, no rewash is required
4. How does it work?
Take 10 ml (or 2 caps) of Sophab in 1 liter water and dip the fruits, vegetable, sprouts and cereals in the solution and rub for 2-3 mins, drain and use directly. The Evergreen solution naturally reduces the surface tension of water, which helps to minimise the angle of contact of any foreign substance. As a result of this revolutionary technology the harmful elements gets easily removed. The most fatal are pre-harvest and post-harvest chemical sprays which are done between 10-15 days prior to reaching your kitchen as these chemicals are not disintegrated in such short time. Hence vegetables and fruits end up on your plate laced with these chemicals on the surface. It is wise to wash the surface thoroughly with Sophab to remove the load of chemicals and protect you against acute and chronic illnesses.
5. Can I use it on cut vegetables, sprouts and cereals?
Yes! As the sprouts and cereals are loaded with ample amount of pesticides and microbes, they can be removed by dipping in the solution. Large sized vegetables and fruits can be cut in desired size like cauliflower, beans and salads and can be washed.
7. Is it safe to consume?
Yes! It is safe to consume. Our product is made from organic food grade ingredients which doesn’t have any side effects. These ingredients are one's that are commonly found in our daily foods and consumer products, like breads, sauce, jams, toothpastes etc. Our product had been approved by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), certified by GreenCert (NPOP and APEDA). Our company is a certified ISO2200 and HACCP accredited company observing the highest form of Food and Health Safety Measures in the industry. Our product acts as a strong antimicrobial bacterio-static agent which in other words means that, the product restricts the growth of microorganisms for a period of time. And because of its surfactant properties, the microorganisms gets removed from the surface of vegetables and fruits.
8. How do I know if Evergreen is working?
You’ll notice a difference in how your produce looks and feels. For instance:
● You’ll notice how easy it is to clean the dirt and pesticides of carrots okra, potatoes, capsicum, spinach, and other leafy greens etc
● Vegetables and Fruits will appear brighter.
● Apples and other waxed produce washed with Sophab will get its natural shine and crunchiness because wax has been removed.
● Many fruits and vegetables washed with Sophab will have a squeaky clean feel.
● The water in which the vegetables and fruits has been washed will look murkier, dirtier, turbid and full of pesticides.
9. Can I use it on organic fruits and vegetable?
Yes! Most people believe that organic means chemical free or pathogens/ germs free. In fact almost all organically grown produce makes use of naturally occurring fertilisers such as manure which might have particles which are not good for human health. Evergreen helps to remove all unwanted residues on the produce such as dirt, microbe’s etc rinses away completely leaving no after taste or after smell. 10. Is it safe for kids? Yes! It is safe for kids as the ingredients used are naturally and commonly found in food and other preparations. Also as it washes away all the surface contaminants from the produce leaving no after taste or smell, it leaves them palatable. 11. How can I wash pesticides from vegetables and fruits? You can wash vegetables and fruits with Evergreen as it has a property to emulsify water insoluble layer of pesticide and wax coating over the surface of produce, which is not soluble in water and leaves no after taste or smell. 12. Is it certified by govt. Agency or authority? Yes, it is certified from the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) Govt. of India; see licensed No. 20170303124853543, APEDA, NABL accredited, NPOP, ISO 22000, and HACCP.
10. Is it safe for kids?
Yes! It is safe for kids as the ingredients used are naturally and commonly found in food and other preparations. Also as it washes away all the surface contaminants from the produce leaving no after taste or smell, it leaves them palatable.
11. How can I wash pesticides from vegetables and fruits?
You can wash vegetables and fruits with Evergreen as it has a property to emulsify water insoluble layer of pesticide and wax coating over the surface of produce, which is not soluble in water and leaves no after taste or smell.
12. Is it certified by govt. Agency or authority?
Yes, it is certified from the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) Govt. of India; see licensed No. 20170303124853543, APEDA, NABL accredited, NPOP, ISO 22000, and HACCP.
13. What if we take it in excess at the time of washing?
There is no harm caused as his product is made from natural sources, even if it is taken in excess.
14. For how long will my produce be fresh after washing?
After washing with the solution, the vegetables and fruits will remain fresh up to 10 - 25 days, depending on the vegetables and fruits, comparable to tap water wash. As Sophab acts on the pathogens by restricting their growth, eventually they will perish and get eliminated from the surface, keeping the produce fresh for long
15. Is it safe during pregnancy?
Yes! It is not only safe but very necessary, especially during pregnancy to wash and eat vegetables and fruits, as pesticides negate the effect of folic acid (iron) which is necessary for neural development (brain) of the child. You must eat clean vegetables and fruits for your child’s development.
16. Why should I spend money on this Product?
Health is Wealth! For every home maker, nothing is more important that the health of her family Chemicals present on the surface of vegetables and fruits can be harmful in the long run. A study conducted in the US found that pregnant women are exposed to moderate levels of pesticide; their fetuses, babies and kids are more vulnerable to the effects of pesticides because their organs and nervous system are still developing, experience lasting changes in brain structure leading to lower intelligence.
17. Is the product is affordable to the consumer?
Yes! A recent consumer reports shows that organic cost about 47 % more than the conventional version of the same food. If you make every single product in your shopping cart organic, you can expect to see a bump of nearly 50 % in your food budget. However you can get by, with a much smaller increase if you buy Sophab Fruit and Veg Wash to wash these conventional produce and save your organic purchase for the produce you care about most. Ideally you can wash 4-5 kgs of vegetables and fruits with 2 caps (or 10 ml) of Sophab in 1 liter of water within 2-3 mins with an added cost of just 5% per month.