Those Pesky Pesticides
We like to eat perfect looking fruits and vegetables. The problem with demanding perfection is the most common way to achieve it is by using pesticides to keep the bugs from taking a bite and making that lovely produce less than perfect.
So What If There’s A Little Pesticide On The Produce?
At one time home gardeners poured on the pesticides and thought nothing of it. A lot of big farms are still doing it. However, there’s a growing agreement among scientists that even small doses of pesticides can affect your health. These chemicals are especially bad for children and during periods of fetal development.
We know some pesticides are harmful to humans, but not all the effects of pesticides are understood. Worse, there are far too many of these chemicals we have no idea how long-term exposure will affect people.
Mythbuster – A Thorough Wash Will Get Rid of The Pesticides
The sad fact is that although washing and rinsing fresh produce will reduce the levels of some pesticides, it doesn’t get rid of all of them. Too much has been absorbed into the produce.
Peeling produce works some better to reduce pesticide exposure. The down side is that is also removes valuable nutrients.
Protection From Pesticides
You may not see those chemicals on the produce, but they’re present, and you’re eating them. If you can only wash off a small amount of pesticide, and peel off the nutrients with the pesticides, what’s left?
Obviously, the best way to keep from having pesticide on your produce is to buy organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
Keep away from the pesticides on the produce whenever you can!