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Fruits & vegetables which are not healthy due to poisons

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The humble potato. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons


When we do not buy organic fruit and vegetables, we take a risk of ingesting the poisons that have soaked into our fresh produce.

Some are far worse than others and these include root vegetables, in particular potatoes. The spray they use penetrates into the actual fruit so washing it will not get rid of the toxins.

Another top offender is apples - they are sprayed with multiple pesticides and absorb these poisons so once again, washing the skin will not totally protect you.



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Stone fruits also get sprayed often due to fruit fly, and the pesticides penetrate into the fruit.

Carrots, being a root vegetable, absorb heavy metals from the soil, as well as pesticides and herbicides. They are sometimes used as a crop to get rid of these metals in the soil, and then thrown away.



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Others that absorb and are sprayed a lot are celery, strawberries and red capsicum.

Growers must not sell the fruit for a week after spraying, however in the case of these fruits/vegetables, it would make little difference as the herbicides and pesticides are already in the food.

Organic is more expensive and often not as nice looking, but if you possibly can afford some organic product, the above are just some that should only be eaten organic.

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