February 27, 2016
According to the World Heath Organization it’s important to thoroughly was all fruits and vegetables before anyone eats them. There are a few reasons for this.
Safety is the primary reason. Pesticides are used on the fruits and vegetables to control insect infestations while the fruit and vegetables are growing. The pesticides are still on the produce when it is harvested. Most growers and even distributers wash the fruits and vegetables before they get on the market shelves. There is, however, no way to verify that it did get washed.
Even if it did, it is hard to be sure who and what touches the produce once it arrives at the market. It’s better to be on the safe side and wash the fruits and vegetables before they are eaten. There are various theories on how to do it.
One way is to use a commercial fruit or vegetable cleaner to clean them. Another way, is to use vinegar and baking soda. Another viable option is to rinse with running water. They are all great ways to remove pesticides and germs. Most studies find a negligible amount of difference between using just using running tap water and using some type of cleaning agent with the tap water.
The main idea is to use a Colander Pro 5-Quart Stainless Steel Colander when rinsing off the fruits and vegetables. It’s guaranteed to never rust and it will last a lifetime.