Are vegetable and fruit pickling liquids really effective?

Common vegetable and fruit washing water do not have the ability to remove pesticides, pesticides, and preservatives on the surface of vegetables, fruits, and nuts that are used regularly such as lettuce, watercress, vegetables wish.

The current state of using vegetables and fruits pickling liquid

All fruits and vegetables, whether purchased at markets, supermarkets, or even imported stores, need to be washed. Because before reaching the consumer, these vegetables are passed through the hands of many people. Human hands are a favorable environment for harmful bacteria to multiply such as Escherichia Coli bacteria, bacteria causing diarrhea, vomiting, fever. More dangerous, the current vegetables and fruits still have large residues of pesticides after harvest.

According to Dr. Cao Thi Hau – nutritionist, in order not to be damaged by pests and achieve high yields, many farmers have abused chemical fertilizers or sprayed pesticides until the harvest day. More worryingly, some vegetables and fruits grown in heavily polluted lands, irrigated with fresh manure or contaminated sewage, are also a serious threat to health. Therefore, to protect their health, consumers often use fruit and vegetable wash water. Currently, on the market, there are dozens of types of bottled vegetable washing water from both domestic and foreign markets… So the question is: Are fruit and vegetable washes really safe and effective?

Experiment to test the effectiveness of vegetable washing water

With the experiment of fruit and vegetable washing water by experts from Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, the experimental samples were the most commonly consumed vegetables including lettuce, bitter greens, watercress, water spinach, vegetables. cheeks, herbs, and spices such as perilla, basil …

Before being washed with tap water and specialized fruit and vegetable washing water, the experts put it into an experimental analyzer and the results were: Vegetables such as watercress, Gotu kola infected with parasites up to 100%. As for vegetables such as lettuce, water spinach, herbs, and spices, the parasite infection rate is 92.3%.

After that, the above vegetables were washed 3 times with clean water and specialized vegetable washing water and then tested again. The results showed that: The rate of parasite infection was at 51.9-82.6%.

In many cases, there is a view that: boiling, rinsing vegetables and fruits through boiling water will eliminate bacteria and parasites. However, Master Nguyen My Linh, Department of Vegetables and Spices – Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute, said: This method only works to ensure hygiene, while beneficial vitamins and minerals are contained in this method. vegetables will be excluded.

Explain why vegetable washing water does not clean vegetables absolutely

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), currently, in vegetables and fruits, there are always residues of plant protection chemicals such as pesticides and insecticides, weed killers, stimulants, etc. preservative. Although the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set out regulations on the use of these hazardous drugs, the content of residual toxic chemicals exceeds the regulations. Therefore, pesticides often penetrate deep inside and are difficult to remove

Clean with water to wash vegetables. Most notably, for fruits and vegetables that have been soaked with toxic chemicals for too long, the fruit and vegetable washing water is almost disabled.

Associate Professor, Dr. Ngo Quoc Quyen, Vietnam Institute of Chemistry & Technology announced that: There cannot be any type of detergent that guarantees absolute washing of vegetables. In addition, doctor Hoang Thi Thuy Ha also confirmed that: There is no solution that can completely eliminate pesticides, preservatives on vegetables, fruits and other foods.

Besides, the reason fruit and vegetable washing water is not effective in cleaning toxic substances is because the main ingredients of these solutions are usually deionized water, citric acid, sodium, chemical flavorings, etc.

According to the Director of the Hanoi Plant Protection Sub-Department, Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoa also said that these fruit-washing liquids are not a panacea that can eliminate 100% of harmful chemicals in vegetables. Not only that, when we use fruit washes containing chemical flavorings, in general, we have tolerated 2 types of chemicals in the body: 1 chemical from fruit washing water, 1 chemicals from plant protection chemicals.

Safe vegetable washing water from nature

In the hustle and bustle of industrial life, housewives often choose industrial bottled vegetable washing water. As the above analysis about these vegetable washes are not really effective and the ingredients of these water are also full of chemicals.

Due to distrust of industrial bottled vegetable washes, many careful housewives have returned to using natural vegetable washes to ensure better health and limit the use of water, chemical use. Some types of solutions for washing vegetables of natural origin that housewives have used since ancient times are saltwater, potassium permanganate, lemon, vinegar, turmeric…

These solutions are very safe for health, but most of them only help kill bacteria and germs. As for reducing the number of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and preservatives left on the surface of vegetables and fruits, we still have to spend more effort than rinsing vegetables and fruits under strong tap water. long enough. However, this method is easy to crush vegetables.

Fortunately for Vietnamese housewives, now there is a very safe vegetable wash, of completely natural origin, capable of cleaning harmful chemicals on vegetables, without crush vegetables. That is ENZYCO vegetable and fruit washing water. ENZYCO vegetable and fruit washing water are with concentrated Enzyme content from Pineapple, biologically fermented from Clean Pineapple grown in Thanh Hoa. Use this water to wash vegetables cleaner and safer, and importantly, keep the crispness and freshness of vegetables.

Bio-enzyme from Pineapple has the ability to remove stains, pesticides, pesticides, and preservatives on the surface of vegetables, fruits, and nuts. As a result, when washing vegetables with strong alkaline ionized water, will significantly reduce the number of pesticides and preservatives attached to vegetables and fruits.

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