Pesticides might be present in fruits and vegetables we eat and can cause many health problems. They are primarily used during the cultivation of crops and in some cases may remain as residues. You should also take certain measures to minimize any kind of health damage. Here are three simple, do-it-yourself tricks you can adopt at home:
– Wash Your Food and Wash it Right.. washing fruits and vegetables with 2% of salt water will remove most of the contact pesticide residues that normally appear on the surface of the vegetables and fruits. Almost 75 to 80% of pesticide residues are removed by cold water washing.
– Vinegar Soak…Whip up a solution with 10 percent white vinegar and 90 percent water and soak your veggies and fruits in them. Stir them around and rinse thoroughly.
– Blanch and Peel…Treat your vegetables to warm water for a short while and this should remove any leftover residue. Peeling is another efficient way to remove residue and comes highly recommended especially when there might be some residue in the crevices of the fruit.