Correct Way To Wash Apples According To Scientists

Date November 24, 2017

Many articles are written about the correct way to wash fruits and vegetables. In fact, it's something very important which should be a part of health practices at home, since eating unwashed fruits and vegetables can be harmful to your health.

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In the field, apple production systems make use of insecticides and other types of chemical substances which must be washed correctly before the fruit can be eaten. The problem is that the best way of doing so isn't with plain water. In fact, bleach is good at eliminating bacteria and dirt, but it doesn't remove pesticides.

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Some researchers from the University of Massachusetts, USA, compared the results of three methods of washing after having collected apples containing the fungicide tiabendazole and the insecticide fosmet. After leaving them to soak, they tried each washing method: First with bleach, then with just water, and finally with baking soda and water.

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After the washes and analysis, it was clear that the baking soda solution was the one which most effectively removed pesticides. The ideal method is to leave the apples to soak for around 15 minutes in two cups of water, mixed with a tablespoon of baking soda. This will eliminate almost all of the chemicals.

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It's important to wash apples with water to be able to enjoy them without any worry. Share this simple method for thoroughly washing apples and enjoy!

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