When buying fruit and vegetables, there’s no better option than organically grown produce. However, trusted sellers are hard to find, and organic food does tend to cost more than food that’s grown in a conventional way. So, we often end up having no other choice than the produce on supermarket shelves.
And, we are all aware of the amount of pesticides used on this produce during the cultivation period. But, this doesn’t mean you should stop consuming fruits and vegetables or limit your consumption only to times when you can find a trusted seller or when you can afford them.
A simple home trick can help you remove all pesticide residues from your store-bought produce. All you need for this is some water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and soda.
Take a small bowl and mix a cup of water, a cup of apple cider vinegar, a spoonful of baking soda and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Let the mixture blend well before transferring it to a clean spray bottle. Next, spray it on your fruit and vegetables.
Let it act for five minutes then wash your produce thoroughly.
You can apply the same method on herbs and stems, if the fruits and vegetables have one, because pesticides and bacteria are often transmitted when cutting these foods .