Almost 65% of produce samples analyzed by the U.S Department of Agriculture have been shown to be positive for pesticides.
Nobody likes to have pesticide in their food or even any harmful chemicals. Most of the time, these pesticides are caused by not washing the fruits before eating them.
Fruits or any produce can come into contact with anything from harvest to arriving into your house.
Why are Pesticides Used?
Furthermore, manufacturers mainly use pesticides during the process of cultivation of crops or before releasing the products on the market so that the shelf-life of the fruits and vegetables lasts longer.
The reason for this is that any spoiled foods waste a lot of money and it is not profitable for the producer.
Therefore, longer shelf-life means more profit for the manufacturer, but more damage to the customer.
How to Make Fruit and Vegetables Safe for Consumption?
Place organic spectrum vinegar with 3-5 drops of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in a bowl with water. Use 90% water to 10% organic vinegar, for example… If you have a 50 ounce bowl add 45 ounces of water and 5 ounces of white vinegar, this will be a 90/10 water to vinegar solution.
Put your fruit or vegetables (or a combination of both) in this water and let it soak for 20 minutes, stir occasionally.
Rinse your fruits and vegetables under the kitchen sink with water and enjoy!
When you’re not eating organic produce we definitely recommend washing it simply because of all the chemicals used in conventional growing are in your food and on the peel or skin of the food.
Using this vinegar or hydrogen peroxide cleansing method will help to pull the fertilizers and pesticides from these foods and leave the residue in the bowl so that you do not ingest them.
Even if you buy organic produce it’s still smart co clean your produce of residue and potential chemicals used.