Something You May Not Have Thought Of.....
March 17, 2016 11:33pm CST
in your adventures at the market. Many of us are concerned with our diets. We want to eat as 'nature' as we can. Eating fruits and vegetables that are grown without pesticides, chemicals, hormones, etc. that can harm us is something we must try to keep in mind. But, think about this: Such fruits and vegetables as avocados, bananas, melons, oranges, and grapefruits have a thick protective skin barrier and so we are less apt to get any chemicals in these when we eat them. This as opposed to the skins of pears, apples and tomatoes. You see the difference. This is just something to keep in mind when choosing fruit and vegetables. I hope you have some nice fruits and vegetables stands near where you live or are able to grow some. Happy gardening! Image courtesy of Flickr. com Commons
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18 Mar 16
Thank you for sharing this. This is something that I really have not thought of. It'd be so nice if we can grow our own fruits. So far, I have only planted a mulberry tree, at least those mulberries are really free of chemical. The fruits in the photo look so nice to me!
• United States
18 Mar 16
Like you stated - it's basically those fruits or veggies whose skin we don't normally eat that are of the least concern. I live in a farming community but not vegetable farms so we have to travel at lest 50 mins. to the Mennonite farm for non-pesticide veggies that are full of bugs LOL! Plus we grow some of our own.
• Delhi, India
18 Mar 16
You are very right that we should buy our fruits with due care and we should wash them properly and clean them with a soft cloth before consuming. Nowadays trend of using pesticides and chemicals for good crop is growing day by day and we never know what kind of pesticides we are consuming along with fruits.