To protect fruits and vegetables from pests, they often get sprayed with pesticides where they are sold in our supermarkets.
Strawberries, spinach, grapes, cherry dices, apples, peas potatoes, sweet pepper celery and nectarines are the fruits, which have a high concentration of pesticides.
There are also foods with a lower concentration of contamination, such as avocado, mango, kiwi, eggplant, cabbage, onion, sweet corn, pineapple and papaya jams.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization) – pesticides can decrease intellectual capacity, especially at children. Therefore, a greater importance should be given to washing fruits and vegetables before they get consumed.
Most pesticide residues remain on fruits and vegetables after washing, that is why we are going to present you a simple trick. All you need is just one ingredient: white vinegar!
Mix 10% white vinegar with 90% water in a bowl. Leave the fruit or vegetable in this mixture for about 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water. However, you will not be able to completely eliminate the pesticides. Bottle bottoms will see pesticide residues.
It is also recommended to clean the skin (especially the hands) for a more efficient disposal of pesticides.