What Are Pesticides?
Pesticides are chemicals used to control pests, including insects, weeds, and fungi, that can damage crops and reduce yields. While pesticides can benefit food production, they can also threaten human health and the environment.
Produce that is conventionally grown may have been treated with pesticides during cultivation. Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the level of pesticide residue in produce, there is still concern about the potential health effects of consuming these residues.
Some people buy organic produce grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers to reduce pesticide exposure. Additionally, washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly with a solution of water and vinegar can help remove pesticide residues.
Good health includes a diet rich in nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, fiber, and polyphenols (antioxidant plant compounds) that are abundant in our Chelan Ranch Organics apples, cherries, and blueberries. Enjoy the potent health benefits of eating five servings of organic fruits and vegetables daily without the potential risks of consuming pesticide residues.
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