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Worried About Pesticide Residue? Click for Our Answer

The foods we eat may contain pesticide residue if you’re not carefully washing or buying pesticide free produce.

Watch this video as Dr. Sanjay Gupta tours a grocery store to show us which foods have the highest levels of pesticide residue.

These “dirty” vegetables and fruits involve soft or hard skins that contain pesticide residue. And skipping out on the skin doesn’t necessarily mean you’re avoiding the pesticide residue. The residue has a chance of making its way through softer skins the longer the produce sits.

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At Nariah, we prefer to buy organic and local foods, but sometimes things like pesticide residue can’t be avoided. But don’t worry, we’re here to help after all. One of the products we use to make sure our produce is fresh and clean (and devoid of residues) is Better Life’s Produce Wash.

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The All Natural Produce Wash is formulated with organic ingredients making it safe to use on any fruit or vegetable and to better help combat the potential of residues on the foods we consume.

Filmy Grapes? Gritty Spinach? Waxy Apples? No thanks. Enjoy the pure taste of your fruits and vegetables with our unique blend of citrus extracts, natural cleaning agents and minerals which work to loosen wax, film and other residues. Clean Better. Eat Better.

Formulated with Certified Organic acetic acid, citrus limonum extract, and quillaja saponaria extract.

To use the All Natural Produce Wash, simply spray on produce and rub with hands (or produce brush) to remove waxes, dirt, and residues. Smaller produce can be sprayed and agitated in a colander as well. Simply rinse with cold water after.

Try out Better Life’s Produce Wash and let us know what you think, you may purchase it here on our website. For the full list of ingredients and other reviews, you can view it directly on Better Life’s website, here. Feel free to share with us other tips or tricks you use in your home as well.

Avoiding Pesticides & GMOs

Avoid pesticides and GMO’s by making sure the produce you are purchasing is in its natural growing season. Check out this chart which shows when produce is in season and when artificial cultivation methods are being used to keep produce on the shelves.

The following chart represents general produce availability at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco. Keep in mind that every year is different, and individual varieties have different harvest times. If you are outside of Northern California, this chart might not apply to your growing region. Learn more at www.cuesa.org.

Dark: In season
Light: In the market but not within its natural harvest season (i.e., cold storage or hot house production)
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