Before you bite into that yummy autumn apple, make sure you give it a good scrub. Got to remove those pesky pesticides. (Apples are all the way up there at No. 4 on EWG’s "Dirty Dozen," part of the consumer group’s 2017 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.) But what’s the best way to rid your McIntosh and Fujis, not to mention your Galas, Granny Smiths and your old friend Golden Delicious, of potentially risky chemicals?
The key ingredient may be right there in your kitchen pantry: baking soda.
Yep, a new study indicates that the humble boxed baking staple — already an all-around problem solver and world freshener — is also the most effective agent to remove pesticide residue from fresh produce