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How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.
fruit in water

A dramatic reenactment of washing fruit.

There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people want you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid yourself of toxins and chemicals. If you google “how to get pesticides off fruit” you’re greeted by a flurry of blogs all promising the solution.

It’s not unreasonable to want to consume fewer of the chemicals we use to kill, and in fact spreads all over your kitchen sink and such. So let’s look at the evidence:

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