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Old 06-22-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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I recently read that apples have a huge amount of pesticides that are on them(and/or in them). Would peeling an apple make it pesticide free or maybe much less?
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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You can get rid of any pesticide residue from apples by rinsing them and then drying them with a paper towel or napkin before you eat them. Think of it as giving them a quick buff and shine. You don't have to peel them. If you want something stronger than water, you can add a couple drops of lemon juice to the water. If you're worried about arsenic, don't. Arsenic is found, in -some- orchards, in trace amounts in the soil. The amount that ends up in the apple as a natural growth process is negligible, contrary to Dr. Oz's false reports. However, you should avoid eating the seeds, because -they- contain cyanide. But that's not because of pesticide. They just grow that way. It's one of the chemical components of appleseeds.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:08 AM
 
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Apple skin is soft enough for any pesticide sprayed on them to penetrate inside the apple. Buy organic apples.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Apple skin is soft enough for any pesticide sprayed on them to penetrate inside the apple. Buy organic apples.
I think the organic versus pesticide thing is being overdone, not to mention many people don't have the funds to buy Organic....If we wash our apples and other friuts well, including even lemons and limes we should be just fine. Many of us have been living 50, 60 years or longer, do you think pesitcides have just started to be used? Now, if you can afford organic and you really do worry that is one thing, but organic is not the only answer.

Nita
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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I think the organic versus pesticide thing is being overdone, not to mention many people don't have the funds to buy Organic....If we wash our apples and other friuts well, including even lemons and limes we should be just fine. Many of us have been living 50, 60 years or longer, do you think pesitcides have just started to be used? Now, if you can afford organic and you really do worry that is one thing, but organic is not the only answer.

Nita
I am in total agreement with you. Sometimes I buy organic (if available, and price is right) but other times buy conventional. I just wash everything. In the case of apples, I cannot digest the skin anyway, so organic or not, I have to peel them.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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I recently read that apples have a huge amount of pesticides that are on them(and/or in them). Would peeling an apple make it pesticide free or maybe much less?
You want the truth ? Here it is:

EWG Home | Environmental Working Group
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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It is not just what is ON the plant/fruit but what is inside it. Pesticides get into the grown and up into the tree itself.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Real-world people shop at supermarkets, and real-world affordable fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residues. Not everybody can buy organic; not everybody is a gardener. Here are easy and effective ways to reduce your chemical consumption...
DoctorYourself.com - Pesticide Avoidance
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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EWG Home | Environmental Working Group
again,this is a matter of who you want to believe and the enviornmentist against the main stream population. There is probably some truth on both sides, but pesticides are not a new invention and most of us have been doing just fine, eating our fruits and vegetables with some resadue on them. Common sense is what we all need to use, which means just that, no one needs to let the panic doctors scare them so much they are afraid of everything.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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again,this is a matter of who you want to believe and the enviornmentist against the main stream population. There is probably some truth on both sides, but pesticides are not a new invention and most of us have been doing just fine, eating our fruits and vegetables with some resadue on them. Common sense is what we all need to use, which means just that, no one needs to let the panic doctors scare them so much they are afraid of everything.
You are entitled to your opinion, but you are wrong. I prefer not to eat fruits and veggies with Round-Up ready seeds that withstand massive doses of pesticides that don't even kill the bugs they were designed for, and killing thousands in 3rd. world countries. Look at the lawsuits against Monsanto.
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