Today, the problem of pesticides and toxic chemicals in vegetables is the concern of most families. To eliminate pesticides in vegetables effectively and quickly, try some tips.
Soak vegetables in clean water.
After washing vegetables you can soak vegetables in clean water and add a little salt to stand for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with clean water. Or you can soak the vegetables in water for about 10 minutes, then rinse with water. The purpose of this is to neutralize toxins, reduce pesticides in vegetables.
Cook vegetables at high temperatures.
This method also makes decomposition pesticides, some heat-resistant vegetables such as cauliflower, beans, vegetables need … after washing, blanching with hot water for 2 minutes makes the amount of pesticides decline by 30 %, then cook at high temperatures, thus eliminating 90% of pesticides.
This is one of the most effective ingredients to remove germs and pesticides from fruits and vegetables because it has strong antibacterial properties. You only need to dilute 10% white vinegar with 90% water, soak your fruits and vegetables in it.
Soak for about 10 minutes, during that time stir the vegetables and fruits evenly in the mixture. Finally wash it once with cool boiled water.
A great way to clean fruits and vegetables containing pesticide residues naturally and effectively.
Add in a special wash of 5 large glasses of water (about 1.5 liters of water), add 4 tablespoons of baking soda and stir well.
Then, soak the vegetables and fruits in this solution and keep the mixture for 15 minutes. After all, using a towel to dry the fruit is usable. For vegetables, only soak the mixture for 5-7 minutes, then rinse with clean water.
Due to its strong antiseptic properties, turmeric can also be used to effectively eliminate pesticides on vegetables. Just put 5 teaspoons of turmeric powder in a pot of boiling water (depending on the amount of fruit to soak), stir well and let the turmeric basin cool. Then, put fruits and vegetables in the soak for 15 minutes. Rinse again with clean water.
Sunlight can cause pesticides to break down, decompose. For vegetables in the sun for 5 minutes, the amount of pesticides left on vegetables such as organic mercury, organic chlorine is reduced by about 60%.
Special attention, when going to buy vegetables, choose fresh and whole fruits and vegetables, not scratched, withered, crushed, or stick with foreign substances, have normal appearance, have natural colors , crispy, heavy hand.