Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What's On Your Apple?

You may or may not have heard of the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen. These are the foods that have the most pesticide contamination and should be purchased organic if possible. Apple are number one on this list. I've known this for a while, but out of cost and convenience I purchased a bag of non-organic apples at the store the other day. Bob wants me to eat apples daily, so I was trying to comply. I washed and dried an apple and it tasted horrible! The apple was probably fine, but it was clear that it was coated with something foul. So, I pitched what was left.

Today I saw this tip for cleaning your produce and thought I'd try it with the remaining apples so I wouldn't have to throw them away. Fill your sink with water and mix in one cup of vinegar. I dropped my apples in and just after a few minutes this was the result...

I could scrape that white residue off in sheets with my fingernail. Think it doesn't matter what we do to our food? Do you really want that going in your child's mouth?

1 comment:

  1. I put a pink lady apple in a pot, poured boiling water on in, and on the water surface now surrounding the apple, there is a waxy, white/beige, foamy layer! What the heck? I scooped the layer off and looked at it as it sat on the spoon. I thought to myself, that I would NEVER want to eat that gunk right off the spoon, so why would I want to eat an apple coated with that shit? :( I wish I had a private lab to test what is in my food...