Pesticides are used to make sure fruit makes it to market without being destroyed by bugs. While most of us have been exposed to these chemicals over the years, the cumulative effect is not healthy for us.
I found this article published in Popular Science that shows how to fully remove pesticides from the fruit you eat.
It may not be enough to rinse the fruit thoroughly as many of us do in a colander.
Check out this article on the right way to remove pesticides from the fruit you eat.
How to Actually Remove Pesticides From Your Fruit
Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.
by Sara Chodosh
There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people want you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid yourself of toxins and chemicals. If you google “how to get pesticides off fruit” you’re greeted by a flurry of blogs all promising the solution.
It’s not unreasonable to want to consume fewer of the chemicals we use to kill off bugs and weeds. You should just make sure that what you’re doing is actually effective. Plenty of people wash their chicken before cooking it, even though that method does nothing to kill bacteria, and in fact spreads potentially dangerous pathogens all over your kitchen sink and such. So let’s look at the evidence: