“Importance of washing fruits and vegetables before consuming”

Fresh fruits and vegetables are a rich source of micronutrients. But do you know that many foodborne illnesses have been linked to the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables as they are reported to harbor contaminants such as microorganisms and pesticides? 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimated that around 48 million people every year get sick from eating contaminated food. People who eat contaminated produce can get sick and even require hospitalization.

We think that organic fruits and vegetables do not contain harmful, carcinogenic pesticides. Unfortunately, buying organic produce isn’t always plain and simple.  Nearly all farmers — even organic farmers — use some pesticides. They just use different ones.

What’s So Bad About Pesticides?

There’s been a lot of research linking pesticide exposure with increased susceptibility to chronic diseases like cancer, deleterious effects on the immune, nervous, respiratory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Childhood cancer has also been linked with environmental and parental occupational pesticide exposure. So, we need to get rid of the pesticides on produce before ingesting any of them into our systems.

How to wash the fruits and vegetables?

Researchers have found out that Tap water can remove some pesticide residues from the surface of fruits and vegetables. But this technique is inadequate in the removal of indigenous as well as pathogenic organisms, and most water‐immiscible (hydrophobic) pesticides.

There are many sprays and liquids on the market which can remove germs and pesticides. However, not all of them are effective and few of them contain many chemicals. Thanmatra Life has come up with a 100% Organic veggie and fruit wash called Curcumin Wash. This is a turmeric-based wash that helps in removing 99.9% of germs and pesticides in vegetables and Fruits. The antiseptic and antioxidant properties of turmeric help in removing germs, pesticides and helps in keeping the vegetables and fruits fresh. One just has to soak the fruits or vegetables in water along with this liquid for 15-20mins and you will be ready to consume the germ-free fruits and vegetables.

“Importance of washing fruits and vegetables before consuming”

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