List questionsCategory: Smoothies and ShakesCleaning Pesticides from your veggies
Anonymous asked 3 years ago

How can I get rid of all the pesticides and other chemicals that farmers use on the fruits and vegetables before I put them in my Smoothie? Should I peel the skin off my fruits and veggies before I use them? 

1 Answers
Dr. Edward Layne Staff answered 3 years ago

Dear Ms. Clean. In today’s world we can never guarantee that you will get rid of one hundred percent of the chemicals and additives in your food. You can rinse your veggies, fruits and greens in a commercial “veggie wash”, in alkaline water or in a dilute apple cider vinegar solution (1/4 cup of vinegar in 1 quart of water). You can give your fruits & veggies a good scrubbing with a rough sponge but there is no need to peel most fruits or remove the stems from your greens.