Simple Tricks to Remove Pesticides From Your Fruits and Vegetables
Believe it or not, pesticides might be present in fruits and vegetables we eat. They are primarily used during the cultivation of crops and in some cases may remain as residues. Recently many advocacy groups and NGOs conducted random testing on fruits and vegetables and found unacceptably high amounts of pesticide residue in them. According to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), “high levels of pesticide residues can be toxic enough to cause long-term cancer, damage to the nervous and reproductive systems, birth defects, and severe disruption of the immune system.
Today, tested positive for pesticide residues are around 65 percent of the produce samples analyzed by the US Department of Agriculture. The chances are that you are consuming a significant amount of pesticides every day unless you are buying certified organic fruit and vegetables.
Environmental Precautions Group (EWG) published a report that shows the most and less contaminated fruits and vegetables available on the market to inform the public about this.
Dirty Dozen is called the worst list, and this are the 12 items that you should buy organic.
Apples, strawberries, celery, grapes, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, nectarines (imported), cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, snap peas (imported) and potatoes are the following Dirty Dozen items.