It is known that all the fruits and vegetables that are available in the market these days. These days all the fruits and veggies contain some amount of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Different kinds of pesticides are used during the cultivation and are even treated with chemicals after they are plucked to make them look attractive. Here are a few tips to clean your harmful chemicals as per the science.
Cleaning the fruits: We clean fruits with water after getting it from the market. Scrubbing your fruits and vegetables with water is not going to help; this does not help you to remove pesticide from the fruits. The only things that can help you rid of pesticides is baking soda. According to a study in a journal of Agriculture and Food. It is one of the most common products that are found in every household this can help you to clean fruits and veggies.
How baking soda works: Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda is a great product to break down two kinds of pesticides – Phosmet and thiabendazole. It is necessary that it has a similar effect on other types of pesticides as well. However, baking soda cannot was pesticides that have been soaked into the fruit’s skin.
If you don’t have time to soak your fruits and vegetables in baking soda, you can just sprinkle some on it along with regular wash. The other way by which you can cut down the pesticides in your food is by opting for organic fruits and vegetables.