A Few Simple Tricks To Remove Pesticides From Vegetables and Fruits 

 October 14, 2014

By  Gabriela

We constantly hear the fruits and vegetables we consume are full of pesticides sprayed during growing. Therefore, the fear of “Is this healthy?” – is justified. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has already demonstrated that high levels of pesticide causes damage to the nervous system, reproductive system, cancer appearance, immune system disorders, defects and deformities at birth. You can read more about at this link.

In order to make sure everything you consume is healthy, follow these simple tricks for removal of pesticides.

Simple Tricks to Remove Pesticides

Wash Your Food Right

Remove Pesticides - Wash Your Food Right.You can remove almost 75-80% of pesticides washing fruits and vegetables with cold water. However, if you want to try a different, more positive way, wash fruits or vegetables with salt water. This will remove pesticide deposited on their surface. This is especially important for some fruits such as apples, grapes, plums, peaches, pears, mango, guava and vegetables such as tomatoes.

Vinegar Soak

Remove Pesticides - Vinegar Soak.Make a mixture of 90% water and 10% white vinegar. Soak the vegetables or fruits into the mixture. Stir thoroughly and rinse. However, be careful while washing fruits such as berries or fruits that have a thin crust. The vinegar may damage their porous outer skin.

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Blanch and Peel

Remove Pesticides - Blanch and Peel.Wash your vegetables or fruits with hot water. You will remove the pesticides in a short time. Peeling is another effective way to remove the pesticides and is highly recommended for those fruits that have cracks. Unwanted pesticides easily penetrate into those cracks. We recommend that if you cook some chicken-food; make sure to remove excess fatty skin, because it absorbs unwanted pesticides.

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About the author 


A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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