Something You May Not Have Thought Of.....

@celticeagle (109420)
Boise, Idaho
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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@Missmwngi (9700)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Mar 16
That image is colourful. It makes one miss fruits lol Something for me to think about there
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
So many to choose from. Just need to be sure they are clean.
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@Missmwngi (9700)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Mar 16
@celticeagle Very true and i think it is great to have a variety to choose from
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Mar 16
@Missmwngi ....I agree. Or we get tired of them.
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@xFiacre (9552)
• Ireland
18 Mar 16
@celticeagle I'm into oranges and grapefruit right now - that way I can peel off skin that may be contaminated.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
Good idea. They go well together also.
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@silvermist (14194)
• India
18 Mar 16
@celticeagle It is a very good selection of photo from Flicker.You have put forward a very good point.What is your favorite fruit and vegetable?
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
Fruit would be pineapple and vegetable would be avocado.
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@silvermist (14194)
• India
18 Mar 16
@celticeagle Mango and Pineapple are my favorite fruits.Though I know the merits of Avocado,I do not like it much.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Mar 16
@silvermist ....I never cared much for mango. It has the same consistency as squash which makes me gag.
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@Jessicalynnt (48170)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Mar 16
I have to wonder how much the chemicals getting in the ground water then get into the plants anyways. I just have to watch how much I eat and what I eat, we dont go overboard trying for organic or anything
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
I think washing before use is very important. I find myself even picking up an apple or something before I wash it. I really have to wash it cause you just never know.
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• Centralia, Missouri
22 Mar 16
@celticeagle well even if not pesticides, people could have handled it.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt ....Yes. I always wonder about that.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Mar 16
I wish to shop only for those items that are not touched by chemicals. Unfortunately, as one knows, this is nearly impossible. Thick skins on these items can be a better choice for us I agree Celtic.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
This just a FYI for my friends.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
22 Mar 16
@celticeagle Thanks it is good to know Celtic
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView ...It's an idea anyway.
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@kaka135 (13418)
• Malaysia
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!
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
Sounds like you are about ready for a fruit salad.
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@kaka135 (13418)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 16
@celticeagle I always like fruit or vegetable salad!
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Mar 16
@kaka135 ...I do too. Am hungry for fruit salad.
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• 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.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
My mom had bugs in her apples one year so she just them out and made applesauce.
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• United States
18 Mar 16
@celticeagle My husband shucks the corn so he gets the worm duty.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill ...Yuck! Don't think I'd care to eat that.
@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Mar 16
I eat a lot of fruit, but don't buy organic. They are much too expensive and not any better for you.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
I agree. They are labeled and so much more expensive. I just trust the fruit stand down the road and usually get stuff from them.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
22 Mar 16
@celticeagle The supermarket I shop at near here has a very good produce section, and usually offers points on most fruit and vegetables, so that is what I stock up on.
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Mar 16
We have a local Farmers' Market that we go to usually every week. I recall reading that bananas are very high in pesticide residue, despite their thick skin.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Mar 16
That's not good.
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@Blondie2222 (15556)
• United States
20 Mar 16
In the summer I visit farm market stands to get my fruits and veggies. During the winter months I buy them at the store. I mostly just get bananas, grapes, apples and strawberries.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
I do the same. The farm stands aren't open until May or so around here. We go in for watermelon and raspberries too.
@valmnz (12530)
• New Zealand
19 Mar 16
What a beautiful and delicious looking photo! We're lucky to have good weekend markets nearby with plenty of seasonal fresh fruit and vegies to choose from.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
Isn't it? I jumped on it when I saw it. Wanted to be there.
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Mar 16
I have a thick skin. Does that mean I have fewer chemicals?
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
Yes, harder to seep in.
@bunnybon7 (30614)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Mar 16
nice to grow your own if you have good safe soil but who knows unless you have always lived there
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
Or use planters and fresh soil.
@Platespinner (15762)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Mar 16
I try to grow as much myself as I can, and try to buy as much organic as I can afford...fruits with thick skins that will be removed I don't usually worry too much about.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
Growing your own is the best way to go.
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@rina110383 (21943)
19 Mar 16
You have different kinds of fruits in that photo. I don't even see some of them here in my place.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
There are many good fruits.
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@LadyDuck (103944)
• Switzerland
18 Mar 16
I love citrus, tangerines, oranges, grapefruits and pineapples.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Mar 16
Me too.
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@dpk262006 (51967)
• 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.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
SO the ones with heavier peel is a needed change for us to get used to.
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@Lucky15 (31868)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
Living in thenprovince has an advantage. Having fruit that isorganic and free
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
That's a real advantage.
@allknowing (54555)
• India
18 Mar 16
Systemic pesticides are the most dangerous. The farmers need to wait atleast for 7 days before they are harvested. Contact pesticides atleast could be washed away.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
I let mine soak a couple minutes before I wash them too.
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@sharon6345 (93348)
• United States
18 Mar 16
I have one and the grapes are cheaper and sweeter too. I go there all the time for them.
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@celticeagle (109420)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
Just be sure to clean them real good. I used to snack on them on the way home and do not do that anymore.