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Foods for Brain Health

Barton Seaver - Foods for Brain Health

This event was on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join us for an exciting live event with acclaimed chef and sustainability expert, Barton Seaver, as he shares his expertise on the powerful connection between food and brain health. … Read More.



How do you recommend cleaning produce to get rid of any pesticides and/or chemicals from produce?

— Jose Schiavon


So anything that you're going to eat all of just make sure that you're washing that organic or not just from grit and you know grabbing him to to bacteria whatever it is to pesticides just a cold water wash is often enough. There are those vegetable sprays vegetable wash sprays that are sold in grocery stores for quite a bit of money. You can replicate one of those quite easily simply by mixing a little bit of baking soda or even vinegar with water in a very very formula, but really all that you're doing there is just changing the pH of that water so that it activates a little bit more and actually helps to break down maybe any fats or any of the cells of those those pesticides that are on top but really cold water wash is going to get what you need wash fit fruits and vegetables right before using them because washing them is going to decrease their shelf life. So don't get home from the grocery store wash everything and put it away. That's not the it's not the best thing to do whether you need those vegetable sprays or not. No and really the the fruits and vet or the vegetables that I would really put any effort into in terms of scrubbing or using those phrase or anything with wax on the outside like an apple like a rutabaga anything like that rutabagas or not so much of an issue, but apples are often waxed just before heading to Market. So pesticides might have been sprayed on that apple and then sort of encased in that wax. Right and that is a food grade wax since by most accounts perfectly safe, but that will prevent the water from getting to those any pesticides that might or might not be there to wash them off. So it's vegetable sprays a little bit of baking soda and water a little bit of vinegar in water helps to do that or even just a brush. There you go.
Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver

Chef, Educator, Author