Posts tagged Pesticides
Does Washing Fruits and Vegetables Help Remove Pesticides?

When the EWG publishes its “Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides in Produce” every year, it is reporting the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides AFTER they have been washed and peeled. Um, we should repeat that… The dirty dozen is fruits and vegetables that have been tested equally weighing six factors that examine how many pesticides are on the produce and at what levels. All samples are washed and peeled prior to being tested for pesticides, so the rankings reflect the amounts of the chemicals likely present on the food when is it eaten.

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