How to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables
• How to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables
Chemical fertilizers are used everywhere and you are guaranteed to get a dose of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. You have to understand that just to get rid of nitrates will not work. But to reduce their number is quite real.
According to a recent study, whose results were published in the magazine, "Agricultural and Food Chemistry", perfectly washes harmful chemicals ordinary baking soda.
A solution of sodium bicarbonate only in a minute significantly reduces the concentration of pesticides in vegetables and fruits. It effectively destroys thiabendazole and phosmet - the two most common chemicals in agriculture.
Soak - another very effective way to reduce the concentration of nitrates in the products. If a pre-soaked vegetables and fruits also cut the skin (here and collects most of the nitrate), then the body gets longer minimum number of chemistry.
The citric acid and pomegranate juice are not only useful, but also a delicious way to disinfect salad. By the way, help can and ascorbic acid, it is necessary only to make sure before eating.
And most importantly: to wean from the habit to store vegetables for a long time. Firstly, over time, the concentration of nutrients in the products is reduced. Second, the change in temperature and a long storage provoke the transformation of nitrate to nitrite, and this is a dangerous carcinogenic substances.