Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?
I have always heard that apples carry a lot of insectiside residue and have wondered if washing or if peeling was best to get it off. Well, the facts are in. Rinsing apples only loweres the pesticide concentrations 13.5 to 28.7 percent. Rinsing and peeling the apples lowered the levels a lot more, 74.5 to 97.9 percent. I always thought that eating the peel was good roughage for the colon but I think I'll rinse and peel from now on.