WASH YOUR PRODUCE!

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Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating?  Unfortunately, water alone can’t get rid of all those pesticides.

This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off.  Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown organically can still have pesticides.

A recent study suggests baking soda may be the answer.(http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03118)
Simply mix some baking soda with water to make sodium bicarbonate, then soak your produce for 12-15 minutes.

The researchers did this to apples they treated with 2 pesticides: thiabendazole and phosmet.  After the apples soaked in the baking soda mix for 15 minutes, neither of the two pesticides were left on the apple.

This is because sodium bicarbonate degraded them.

The study shows how to remove 2 pesticides from fruit.

There are still over 100 pesticides that can make it onto your food.  =(

 

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One Response to “WASH YOUR PRODUCE!”

  1. Marisa Humphrey Says:

    Aint nobody got time fo dat! Lol. Jk. But i know i def wont be doing that. I know. I suck! Lol 😘

    Marisa Humphrey Cell: 305.903.3783

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