How do you remove pesticides from produce? The truth is, even organic produce can contain harmful chemicals. And you can never remove 100% of pesticides and other chemicals from your fruit and vegetables. But with this simple hack you can remove up to 99% of it.
A note to remember her. This is from the outside only. There is nothing you can do to removed chemicals that have penetrated into the produce. Period.
Normally water is used to rinse away any of this pesticide residue. To do this, the faucet is turned on and the fruits, vegetables and other produce are placed beneath the running water. However, there are several products that claim that they have better capacity in removing the pesticide residue than water. Despite those claims, the scientific community and related organizations have debunked these products. Their cleansing capacity is no different than running water.
So what is the best Way To Remove Pesticide from fruit and vegetables?
Compared to buying these products there is a cheaper way to make your own fruit and vegetable wash that removes 99% of the pesticide residue. And it’s completely safe. How safe? You already eat this ingredient every day! Find out this really simple method to remove 99% of pesticide from produce.
According to researches, when a fruit is soaked in tap water it may be able to remove around 50% of the pesticide. But when soaked with acetic acid or plain white vinegar, as much as 100% of the pesticide is removed. However, there is also something that is much cheaper than vinegar: SALT WATER. With a 10% solution, 9 parts water and 1 part salt, it is as effective as vinegar.
The next time that you have fruits and vegetables, make sure to soak it in saltwater before cooking it. Dr Gregor from Nutrition Facts explains in the video below.
Who knew a salt water bath could remove so many harmful chemical from produce? A cheap efficient hack! Photo: Nick Klein