Are You Washing Away Pesticide From Your Fruits And Vegetables Correctly?

If you’ve ever eaten unnaturally bitter greens or taken a bite out of a particularly waxy apple, you might not have washed your fresh produce properly. Despite strict standards set by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and stringent checks, The Straits Times recently reported that some 300 batches were stopped from being sold after pesticide residue found on samples exceeded levels allowed by authorities.

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Here’s the right way to wash your fruits and vegetables to get rid of pesticide residue (and other microbes) to keep your food safe for eating: