No one wants to eat pesticides, right? Unfortunately, organic food can be pretty tough to afford, though the good news is that the price is coming down on them. Fruits and vegetables that aren’t grown organically usually come into contact with a variety of different pesticides and chemicals. Even organic produce can be contaminated by neighboring, non-organic fields. There’s really no need to buy an expensive fruit wash and sometimes rinsing with water doesn’t always do the trick. Cold tap water has only been effective in removing about 9 of the 12 most common pesticides. Try this instead:
Mix a half cup of vinegar in a bowl of water and submerge your fruits and veggies for 15 minutes. After that, rinse your produce under running water and wash them thoroughly.
At the very least, you should always take the time to rinse off your produce before you eat it, whether it’s organic or conventionally grown. Your produce may seem like it’s clean, but many of the chemicals used as pesticides are tasteless, odorless, and invisible.