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07-23-2007, 11:43 AM
Okay, I live in a very tough area, where organic produce is very sparse. I drive sometimes to the town and hour away to purchase produce. Which makes my partner crazy that I'd spend triple on produce and more on gas to get there. We do have some produce here, but it's old and pretty darn gross. I do try to buy what I can, I have a garden, ect. Do you think those Veggie washes work to eliminate the pesticides? I use on I got from the health food store, and it says it removes pesticides, dirt and fungus from produce. What's your take on it?
07-23-2007, 11:45 AM
I suppose it depends on the brand - but yes, I absolutely think they work. We use Sunriders veggie wash - amazing stuff! We love it!:D
07-23-2007, 11:59 AM
The one I've been using is Nature Clean....it's supposed to take off wax to...and I find it does work on my apples.
07-23-2007, 01:22 PM
I actually got a veggie/fruit cleaning recipe from my natropath: 5 tbls salt and 1/4 cup of lemon juice, put it in a sink full of water and soak your veggies and thick skinned fruit for up to 15 minutes, fruit such as berries should be soaked for about 5-7 minutes. Rinse very well and enjoy!
07-23-2007, 01:38 PM
One of our members, Sweet Lips, told me vinegar is good to wash produce in, though I've never tried it.
I have also used water with some drops of GSE (grapefruit seed extract) in it and soaked in that.
Thing is, you may or may not get rid of all of the pesticides from the produce BUT, because you are eating raw and getting your body in a cleaner and healthier state, it will better be able to flush out any toxins you may become exposed to be it in the form of pesticides on produce, in the air, water, etc. I don't buy ALL organic either...sometimes you just have to do the best that you can.
Nurse in the Raw
07-23-2007, 02:45 PM
I use the spray wash at the health food store even on my organic produce and it does work. My own little experiment: The spray is clear and when you spray the produce and then put it in a bowl of water you can instantly see icky residue floating in the water.
07-23-2007, 04:06 PM
If you buy REAL bar soap put it in the water till the water gets lightly milky.
Thats what I do but I also make my own soap.
I make a bar with high lye content for my laundry and my vegie washes.
They say that 2 TBL of bleach in your sink water will up the clorine enough to kill all bactieria.
Just wash them quick I would think.
Really cheap road salt will work too, it is like 5 bucks for 30 pounds. but not good in stainles steel sinks
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