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How To Remove Pesticides From Fresh Produce


One of the best ways to consume pesticide-free produce is to buy organic. Depending on what's available in your area, however, organic produce isn't always an option. The good news is you can rid any fruit or vegetable of pesticides with this easy, natural technique!

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Fresh Produce

Most of the fruits and vegetables we eat have been cultivated using pesticides and other chemical agents. Even after traveling all the way from the farm to our kitchens, fresh produce can still contain pesticide residue. These pesticides are made of toxic substances that can be dangerous if consumed in high amounts. One way to reduce pesticide consumption is to buy certified organic produce, but these crops are harder to grow and are often more expensive. However, you can still remove pesticide residue from your food with this simple method.

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VIDEO: Rustic Cherry Tart

Craving sweet? This rustic cherry tart is easy, quick and delicious!


  • 1 shortcrust pastry
  • 3 cups / 750 g. of cherries
  • 1/3 cup / 60 g. of sugar
  • 2/3 cup / 60 g. of almond flour
  • 4 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • Pistachios
  • A dash of milk


  1. Mix the cherries and sugar together. Let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Spread or roll out the shortcrust pastry, sprinkle with almond powder and brown sugar.
  3. Place the cherries in the center of the dough, leaving about 2 inches of free dough on the edges. Fold in the edges.
  4. Brush with milk (this will make the crust go golden), sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F/180°C.
  5. Top with a handful of chopped pistachios, and serve!

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