Nowadays, many farm uses pestisides, weedicides and fungicides.
In recent analysis, all vegetables are safe except for some leafy vegetables such as chinese spinach and red chillies and fruit types such as tomato, cucumber, brinjal, bitter gourd and young corn.
Bean and squash samples, as well as root type vegetables like carrot, potato, onion , ginger and ground nuts were within safe limits.
1. One way is to go organic for vegetables known to be grown using lots of agro chemicals, while buying conventionally grown produce for those which are not.
2. Wash and soak your vegetables thorougly using clean water. Another effective way to wash fruit and vegetables is to fill a basin with clean water and to dip the fruit in the basin and swish it around in the water. This is particularly effective for grapes and other foods which have a lot of surface area that would be harder to wash thoroughly in a colander.
3. Wash it using organic lemon and some vinegar that can neutralize most pesticides.
4. The little stickers on fruit are made of edible paper; however, it is best to remove them before washing. Otherwise, the part underneath the sticker will not be cleaned.