There are many cases in which pesticides are used during cultivation to treat fruit and vegetables intended for sale. Although these pesticides are not good for health at all, their use is not prohibited by legislation if certain doses per hectare of land are not exceeded. Before eating it, we wash fruit and vegetables under running water but this is not enough to remove residues of any pesticides on their skin. Each food should be treated differently. Strawberries, for example, have a thin skin and you can’t think of washing them like you wash apples.
Let’s make sure to wash any food we will consume especially those we intend to consume raw. This gesture is essential if you intend to preserve your health, let’s not underestimate this action.
You will also know that simply washing them with water is not enough, obviously, you won’t be able to use soap either. To eliminate any pesticide residues you can use some specific ingredients.
Discover the most effective cleaning of these 12 foods often grown with the help of pesticides:
Potatoes are usually eaten without peel, but there are those who cook them without removing the peel. If you want to use them for a recipe in which you will need an unpeeled potato, put two tablespoons of coarse salt and a liter of water in a container and leave the potatoes to soak for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, rinse the potatoes by rubbing them well underwater.
If you like to eat bitten apples with all the peel, you are not completely wrong. The peel is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Just make sure you clean it thoroughly. Put the apples in a container with 500 ml of water and a teaspoon of baking soda and leave them to soak for 15 minutes. Then rinse them and taste them.
The grape has a thin and delicate skin, it is a fragile fruit, this makes it difficult to clean it thoroughly. In reality, we have a very simple method for cleaning grapes. Arrange the bunches on a tray and sprinkle the grapes with salt and baking soda mixed in equal quantities. Make sure all the beans are covered, let them sit for a few minutes, after which you can rinse with running water and eat it safely.
Strawberries are one of the most popular red fruits for young and old. They are very tender and fragile (like blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries) and when we wash them we must ensure that they do not stay in the water too long to prevent them from becoming saturated with water. To clean them properly, opt for a spray, fill the bottle with half a glass of lemon juice, and a liter of warm water.
On the podium of the most loved but also most pesticide-prone fruits, there are also nectarines. Wash this fruit with water and baking soda in the same way we recommended cleaning apples.
Spinach is full of vitamins and nutrients. They are also very delicate, if you want to clean them we advise you to immerse them in a basin containing 90 cl of clean water and 10 cl of white vinegar. Dip the spinach and let it soak for 15 minutes. Then rinse.
Celery should be washed before being cut. Soak it for a few minutes in water and vinegar (90 cl of water for 10 cl of white vinegar). Rinse them and taste them as you like.
To remove any pesticide residues from the peel of peaches, you will need to mix two tablespoons of white vinegar, lemon juice, and a cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray this well-stirred mixture on the peaches and let it sit for a few minutes. After this time, rinse the peaches with cold water very gently so as not to damage the very thin skin.
In order to wash it, you’ll do the same way as for spinach. Mix 10 cl of white vinegar with 90 cl of water and dip your cherries in it. After a quarter of an hour, rinse them thoroughly under running water.
Perfect and clean pears are obtained by washing them in a liter of water and three tablespoons of coarse salt. Put the pears to soak for 30 minutes after which you can rinse and enjoy them.
Peppers can be easily cleaned with white vinegar diluted in water. After a while rinse it very carefully.
Tomatoes cannot be missing in our kitchens. To be able to clean them carefully, simply immerse them in a container full of water and a spoonful of baking soda. Let them sit for a few minutes, then rinse them with clean water.