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Organic foods were once sold only in health food stores and farmers markets. But they are slowly becoming a staple at your local supermarket. Find out more about organic foods by taking this quiz.
EPA guidelines support all 3 practices. Gently scrub produce under running water instead of soaking it. Don't use soap or detergent. Scrubbing gently will remove bacteria, dirt, and chemical residue. Peeling and trimming skin from fruits and vegetables help remove more traces of pesticides. You will lose some nutrients by doing this. But you can be sure the food is safer, nutritionists say. Eating a variety of foods lowers the chance that you will be exposed to high levels of a single pesticide. Other safety tips: