As we all know that, farmers used pesticides and fertilizers for the corps and pesticides might be present in fruits and vegetables we eat. And many experiment testing on fruits and vegetables and found unacceptably high amounts of pesticide residue in them. What cause the the problem is: 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.
For our healthy eating and care our family diet healthy, you should be extremely careful of what you buy and where you buy fresh food from. You should also take certain measures to minimize any kind of health damage. Here are three simple to do to make sure the fruits and vegetables you buy are safe and health to eay.
Wash all your fruits and vegetables after buying from the market, 2% of salt water will remove most of the contact pesticide residues that normally appear on the surface of the vegetables and fruits. Most of pesticide residues are removed by cold water washing. Also, be more thorough with these fruits and vegetables in specific: grapes, apples, guava, plums, mangoes, peaches and pears and vegetables like tomatoes, brinjal and okra as they might carry more residue in their crevices.
Whip up a solution with 10 percent white vinegar and 90 percent water and soak your veggies and fruits in them. Stir them around and rinse thoroughly. Be careful while washing fruits like berries, and those with a thin peel as the solution might damage their porous outer-skin.
Blanch and Peel
Treat your vegetables to warm water for a short while and this should remove any leftover residue. Peeling is another efficient way to remove residue and comes highly recommended especially when there might be some residue in the crevices of the fruit. Also, when cooking with chicken or meat, cut off the excess fat and skin as it could have absorbed unwanted pesticide residue.
Use Greentest Food Safe Test Kit to Check the Nitrate and Pesticide
Besides the above tips on remove pesticides, here is a simple trick to help you when buying vegetable and fruits. If you are not sure they are safe and organic, some food safe test kit can help you test the nitrate and pesticides level of the food, it will show you whether the food are safe or not.
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