Believe it or not, pesticides are present in the fruits and vegetables that we consume on a day-to-day basis. Farmers use pesticides during the cultivation of crops and, in some cases, these dangerous pesticides remain as residues on the vegetables and fruits.
Though one cannot see the residue with a naked eye, it is said that a high consumption of these pesticides can be toxic for our health. When fruits and vegetables are consumed without being washed properly, you are providing your body with more than a handful of pesticides.
So, let’s take a look at some of the easy tips to clean vegetables and fruits naturally with the help of certain powerful home ingredients available in our kitchen cabinets.
Vinegar is one of the most powerful ingredients that helps to kill germs and pesticides from your veggies and fruits. Fill a sink with water, add one cup of white vinegar to the sink. Now, rinse the vegetables and fruits in this solution and, when done, place them in a clean bowl that is ready to be consumed.
With Baking Soda
Baking soda helps to remove the pesticide residues from vegetables and fruits in an effective manner. Add 5 glasses of water to a big bowl. Now add 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Soak the veggies and fruits in this solution, and, after 15 minutes, remove the foods and wipe them dry. It is now safe to consume your healthy foods.
With Turmeric Water
Turmeric is one spice that has antibacterial properties and can kill germs. To a bowl of boiling water, add 5 teaspoons of turmeric powder. Now, add in the vegetables and fruits to the turmeric water. Rinse them in the solution and then transfer the foods to another bowl of clean water. This is one of the best tips to clean vegetables and fruits naturally.
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