Can't always afford Organic? Here are some at home tips.

Cant always afford organic produce?? Heres a tip . Add 1 ounce of 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water. Let produce soak for 5 minutes and rinse well. According to this article this technique has been proven to kill parasites, microorganisms remove pesticides and other unwanted residues.
Also suggests to discard any outer layers of leafy vegetables. And peel the waxy coating on fruits such as apples because it is impossible to remove all pesticides and fertilizer residues. 


Normally, ripening is the final stage in fruit maturation. During ripening, the fruit changes colour, flavour, texture and aroma to optimal eating sensorial and textural properties. The agent that triggers these changes during maturation of bananas is a chemical called Ethylene. Ethylene is a gas naturally produced by plants e.g to trigger leaves to turn yellow and fall off during certain seasons like winter.


You might find that growing a tomato plant can be incredibly inspiring. And it’s not as intimidating as it seems. So pick one thing to grow—you can do it (we all grew lima beans in cups as kids, right?)

Here is a video about someone with an at home garden you might enjoy. Maybe even inspire you to start one of your own. It can be a fun and healthy was of living sustainably. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhvfOlPYifY&feature=youtu.be

Random fact: bananas are picked green and ripened with gasoline...

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