Almost 65% of produce samples analyzed by the U.S Department of Agriculture have been shown to be positive for pesticides.
Nobody likes to have pesticide in their food or even any harmful chemicals. Most of the time, these pesticides are caused by not washing the fruits before eating them. Fruits or any produce can come into contact with anything from harvest to arriving into your house.
If you read a lot of articles or ask people, you will get different answers and different solutions. Some solutions may take time to do and you just want to enjoy your fruit. So why do your tasty produce contain pesticides in the first place? Lack of care and store owners want to extend the shelf life of the produce in their store. Sometimes people don’t buy all of the produce that is in stock in one day or in one week. Spoiled food wastes money and so they will spray chemicals on to the produce. Produce that comes from the farm also require caution. They don’t have shelf lives but they may contain chemicals from the farm.
If you’re trying to avoid or reduce your exposure to these chemicals, here’s a simple solution to your problems.
- plain white vinegar
- Fill a large bowl with 4 parts water to 1 part plain white vinegar.
- Soak the fruit or vegetables you’d like to clean in the mixture for 20-30 minutes.
- After removing your produce from the mixture, rinse your fruit or vegetable with regular water.
It takes a while to do but it only requires 2 simple ingredients. In the end, you avoid harmful contamination and a healthy snack. Plus, you can wash all of your produce in one batch so it’s a one-time thing. Fruits and vegetables can give you a healthier life with a clearer mind so enjoy them once they are clean.