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#1 Old 12-30-2006, 09:24 PM
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i cant afford to eat organic alot of the time , and im wondering what is the best way to clean friut and vegetables with out killing the nutriece?

i have herd of something called veggie spray ????/thanks
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#2 Old 12-30-2006, 09:29 PM
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a wash with vinegar and water...



if you can try to avoid the conventional water laden veggies, imo it's worth it to myself and my fam to buy organic celery, watermelon etc...
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don't worry, the crushed beetles that they smear on the produce to keep it shiny will deflect all the chemicals. just rinse in water and enjoy.
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don't worry, the crushed beetles that they smear on the produce to keep it shiny will deflect all the chemicals. just rinse in water and enjoy.



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A lot of produce absorb the chemicals, so no amount of cleaning will remove that.



As an example, I am allergic to something which is on/in melons. I developed an allergy, or so I thought, to melons (cantelope, watermelon, honeydew, etc) five or six years ago. Once I started eating organic produce I found I could eat the melons just fine if they were organic, but I still have an allergic reaction to the "conventionally" grown melons.



Some fruits/veggies are only sprayed and absorb very little. There are lists about ones which are usually loaded with chemicals, I remember strawberries being one.

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#6 Old 07-31-2014, 03:03 AM
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It's better to stick on organic food or you can grow it on your own. There is lot of chemicals on fruits and vegetables which is harmful to our health. So be aware of it.
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A lot of produce absorb the chemicals, so no amount of cleaning will remove that.



As an example, I am allergic to something which is on/in melons. I developed an allergy, or so I thought, to melons (cantelope, watermelon, honeydew, etc) five or six years ago. Once I started eating organic produce I found I could eat the melons just fine if they were organic, but I still have an allergic reaction to the "conventionally" grown melons.



Some fruits/veggies are only sprayed and absorb very little. There are lists about ones which are usually loaded with chemicals, I remember strawberries being one.

I saw that commercial produce like sweet potato, is sprayed with "Bud Nip" that washing i don't believe will remove. It's just better to grow your own or get organic at local markets. Withdraw from other things that are not really important. Organic food to me would be number one priority over material things.
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