Whether you buy organic fruits and veggies or not, they all have the potential to be harboring pesticides. For harder fruits and vegetables, a quick scrub under some running water can do the trick.
This video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel shares some tips for making sure your produce is clean and ready to eat. Waxier fruits and harder vegetables can sometimes hold on to pesticides better than other kinds, so it’s a good idea to give them a nice scrub with a dedicated produce brush. Anything clinging to the produce will be scrubbed away. Buying organic may help, but you’re never truly in the clear. If you’re still concerned about what’s on your fruits and veggies, buy them from local farmers where you can ask how they control pests and what they use. No matter what, eating fruits and vegetables are good for you, so don’t let some pesticides stop you.