Remove pesticides from Oranges {Reader’s Tip}

Hey Everyone. Firdaus left a very useful tip to remove pesticides from oranges. Check it out.
I’d love to share something very important with u and with all the visitors on your blog. You r right when u said we dont have organic oranges available in India. But there is a way to remove the pesticides from oranges or any fruit or vegetable we eat. Take oranges in a big bowl or bucket, pour white vinegar, add some baking powder to it and table salt. mix it in water and leave for 10-15 mins. Before throwing water, rub the oranges nicely with your hand. Now rinse with fresh water 2-3 times and your oranges are free of pesticides. To make your “anti-pesticide liquid” more powerful, u can add some lemon juice. This is the best home made method based on my research to remove pesticide. Stay healthy and beautiful :)

You are right, Firdaus. Baking powder and vinegar do help to remove a bit of pesticides. Fruits having an outer covering are free from sprinkled pesticides. But, this method can be tried on grapes.

But, I have to add here that this method would work only if the pesticides are on the outer covering of the fruits. If they are absorbed by the fruits in the process of plant growth, it is impossible to remove those absorbed pesticides.

What do you think, guys?
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  1. Coral Crue says

    thanks for the lovely tip. I didn’t know about the amount of pesticides used for oranges. oh woe!!!

  2. says

    I don’t worry much about oranges since I peel them before consuming, and don’t generally use the zest in foods that I cook. I like the recipe you provided, though. I use white vinegar alot already, so this is just one more great tip on how to use it.

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