Why to Buy Vegetable & Fruit Wash when you have Tamarind at Home?

Fruits and vegetables are highly nutritious and are advisable to include in your daily diet. But these days, even the freshest looking veggies and fruits come bathed in a pool of pesticides. These food commodities are reported to be contaminated with toxic and health hazardous chemicals which are being used for either increasing the yield, size or extending the shelf-life of these highly perishable produce. It has also become too difficult to find fruits which are naturally ripened without using banned chemicals. Hence the silent presence of these harsh chemicals can cause various side effects ranging from nausea, food poisoning to chronic impact like cancer, Reproductive harm, endocrine disruption and damage to nerve system.

Realizing the growing need for reducing the level of contamination happening to fruits and vegetables, several liquid based fruits and vegetable cleansers are being introduced in the market, which claim to reduce their toxicity levels. While these veggie washes are generally termed safe, they may not be an apt choice for delicate and Porous Vegetables and Fruits. Besides, the regular use of Market Found Veggie Washes can also exact a toll on your monthly budget. So the best alternative here could be a magic potion that you can make at your own home with just one natural ingredient and that’s our very Humble ‘Tamarind’.

Cleanse them with Tamarind Water

Known for its sweet and tangy taste, Tamarind (Imli) is used all over the world to make chutneys, stews, sauces, and even desserts. But apart from giving your food a burst of flavour, tamarind also comes with a host of cleansing properties as this sour fruit is rich in Tartaric Acid. It takes away the fertilizers and chemicals without altering the nutritional content of vegetables and fruits. All you need to do is to prepare Tamarind water or ‘Imli ka Pani’, which is found out to be very effective in removing the external pesticide residue present in vegetables like spinach, green chilies, curry leaves, ladies finger, snake gourds and brinjals by up to even 95%.

How to make Tamarind Water?

Soak Lemon Size Tamarind in one liter water. Keep it aside for 30 minutes and then mix it well. Strain this Tamarind Water and collect in a large bowl. Keep the fruits and vegetables in it for 5 minutes and wash it with fresh water. This home remedy is actually very effective and leaves no residue on the vegetables & fruits, doesn't leave any after taste or odour/smell on them.

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