Hi Frances! I know I've seen you do a wash/soak to all of your produce upon purchase, my question is, if I buy non organic produce and wash them the way you do, will it help? My friend is saying to not even bother and just go for organic. It's a little out of the way but if push comes to shove, I'll make the extra trip. Thank you!
It will help remove surface contaminants, but that may not get rid of everything, particularly for produce where you eat the skin as well, like apples.
Check out my post on the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen for the ones that are rated the safest and the most dangerous in regards to pesticides etc.
However, as I like to say, the fruits and vegetables that are the healthiest are the ones you will actually eat. Whether that means you belong to a local, organic CSA, or whether it means you eat green beans out of a can.
So, if organic is out of reach for you because of money or location, then buy conventional and don’t let anyone guilt trip you for that.