How to remove pesticides from your fruits and vegetables

Most of the fruits and vegetables we buy are sprayed with different kinds of pesticides, and the organic fruits and vegetables are often not available or quite expensive. If you’re not able to have your own little garden, and to grow your own organic fruits and vegetables without the use of pesticides, for it is the only way to know you are eating 100% organic food, here are a few tips that can help you remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables, and treat yourself with foods that is pesticides-free, even up to 75%.

Pesticides can be removed in two ways: by soaking or by spraying.


Trick 1: Soak fruit or vegetables in a plain solution of sea salt and water. The ratio is 1 tablespoon of sea salt in a cup of water. Soak the fruit or vegetables in the solution and, in an hour, rinse well. You can soak sprayed apples for even longer period.

Trick 2: Make a solution of 1: 4 of white vinegar and water. Soak the fruits and vegetables for one hour, apples can be soaked little longer.

Regardless of the methods of irrigation use, take a look at the water where you soaked the fruits and vegetables – you’ll be surprised what came out of the soaked ingredients.


You can make domestic pesticides removal spray by following our recipes.


1 tablespoon of lemon juice

2 tablespoons of baking soda

1 cup water

Stir until the soda is dissolve and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray your fruits and vegetables, and leave the solution for about 15 minutes and rinse.

Spray 2:

1 cup water

1 cup of white vinegar

2 tablespoons of baking soda

Few drops of grapefruit seed extract (optional)

Stir the ingredients as better possible and put in a spray bottle. Sprinkle the fruits and vegetables and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse well.