With whom I would not talk, she says she is afraid to eat fruit and vegetables, because now everything is splattered. To the extent that they eat little. One solution is to buy organic food, but for some people the barrier may be difficult to overcome for various reasons.
You can also grow vegetables and fruit yourself, which is even more of a problem for many people, if only because they do not have a piece of land.
Fortunately, there are home-made ways to get rid of most of the pesticides from fruits and vegetables.
In articles about infants, I wrote that for the youngest child until I am 2 years old, I will buy fresh products in an eco-friendly store. I try to keep it with all my strength, although it is not easy because there is not such a wealth of fruit and vegetables that is not difficult at our local market. And now the question arises whether to limit the child’s diet to products available in the eco shop, but do not let go crazy and what you can buy in the store eco, and the rest at the market, or in the supermarket?
I choose the second option – a diet rich in vegetables and fruits.
There are ways. It will not be possible to eliminate 100% of pesticides from products, but proper washing allows to get rid of between 50% and 80% of them (depending on the type of pesticide). Unfortunately, we will not remove what has infiltrated the pulp.
What does it mean to clean properly? This means that it is not enough for fruits and vegetables to rinse them under water, or pour 3 kilograms of fruit into a bowl of water. This means that each fruit or vegetable should be washed thoroughly. Exactly, i.e. take, for example, 3 plums and wash them under running water, rubbing them against each other. And what about grapes?
Strawberries are washed in the same way as plums, also without stalks, so that something underneath is not hidden. Apples, pears and other similar fruits that we eat with peel are washed separately.
To increase the washing power, soak the products in water with baking soda in the proportion of 1 tablespoon of soda per 1 liter of water. It takes about 3 minutes, after which we rinse them under running water.
In addition to baking soda, you can use kitchen salt. In this case, give 1 glass of salt to 9 glasses of water, thus obtaining a 10% solution (of course, the proportions can be reduced). This is an additional job, but if someone really cares…
Strawberries do not soak in anything, because they absorb the solution and change the taste.
Fruit such as kiwi, banana, orange, watermelon (we do not soak it) and others that are eaten without skin, we also wash before consumption because touching the dirty fruit, we mess our hands, then move to the mouth and eat.
With vegetables, let’s proceed in the same way as with fruit, for example, we choose peel for this. If you want to cook potatoes in uniforms, first thoroughly scrub them, soak in water with soda and rinse.
Although we eat vegetables and fruits every day, we do not have such baths every day.To save yourself the work, after returning from shopping, wash and rinse them all, then put them in the fridge, and use them at your will!