How to get rid of chemicals in vegetables and fruits
We sweep the vegetables and fruits from the shelves of stores,Not even thinking about what they fertilized. But today it is difficult to find an environmentally friendly food product. But from nitrates and pesticides you can partially get rid of: for this, vegetables and fruits need Wash and clean properly. Below are tips on how to do it.
How to properly wash and clean vegetables and fruits
Taking off the top sheets and cutting out a stump, you get rid of most of the nitrates that are contained in this vegetable.
In potatoes, all nitrates are collected under the skin and in the core, so it is necessary to drain the water after the potatoes boil.
- Zucchini, cucumber, eggplant
Eco-friendly cucumbers should beTender-herbaceous color. If they are dark green, they are accurately overfed with nitrates. The first zucchini and eggplant must be peeled. And cut off the area of the stem (root), because this is the most poisonous place.
- Salad, parsley, dill and other greens
In these products, most nitratesAccumulates in veins and petioles. Greens absorb very actively nitrates, which means - it is better to soak it for an hour in water, before adding it to the dishes.
The thicker their skin, the more chemistry they have. Never buy tomatoes of orange-red color. White flesh and thick veins are a signal of a high content of nitrates. If you bought such tomatoes, soak them for 1 hour in cold water.
- Beets, carrots and radishes
In these roots most nitratesContained in the tops and tips. Be sure to cut them before eating. Do not buy beetroot with a twisted tail. Cut 1 cm of the tail of the carrot, and cut the green part completely.
So that it is stored for a long time, it is treated with fungicides. To get rid of this substance, the grapes are washed well enough.
Never buy cut in half andWrapped in film watermelon. This is a good environment for the reproduction of bacteria and microorganisms. If the watermelon has a thick yellowish shade of veins, it was fertilized. You can make a small test: put the pulp for one minute in a glass of water, if the water changes color, watermelon fed. If it is just cloudy - the berry is clean.
- Pears and apples
Buying these fruits, try them to the touch. If you feel that they are sticky, they are treated with biphenyl for long storage. In the European Union, the United States, diphenyl is prohibited because of its strong carcinogenic and allergenic properties. Processed biphenyl fruit should be peeled.
The most "harmful" vegetables and fruits are brought to us fromHolland, Turkey, Israel, Egypt. The fact is that they have poor land and it simply can not yield a rich harvest without a significant amount of fertilizers.
Take note of these tips, because the chemicals that feed our Food, Bring a lot of harm to our health. Especially carefully choose vegetables and fruits for your children!
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