Recently, I shared a list of fruits you don’t need to buy organic. They are fruits with thick outer skin that prevents pesticides from touching the edible fruit, or fruits that have very little pesticide residue.
However, some fruits are not that safe. The list of the fruits that receive and retain an awful amount of pesticides consists of apples, blueberries, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches and strawberries.
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You can simply peel these fruits, or use any of the following methods in case you are going to consume the peel:
- Soak your fruits in water with some sea salt (or lemon juice/white vinegar) for 5-10 minutes. Be careful not to soak them for too long because the water-soluble vitamins may start coming out.
- Put the fruits in hot water for 10 seconds.
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