Is strawberry really the “most dirty fruit and vegetable”?

  Strawberry is a fruit that many people in our daily life love to eat. It has rich nutritional value, beautiful appearance, juicy flesh and rich aroma. However, in recent years, a foreign list has given this beautiful fruit the title of “most dirty fruits and vegetables”: an average of 5 pesticide residues, and even up to 22 pesticides. This report has caused many people to have a shadow on the consumption of strawberries. Some people even put forward the slogan of strawberry carcinogenesis. Is this really true?
  Growing problem strawberries
  strawberry red heart-shaped delicate look really likable, but precisely because it does not have a hard shell, moisture-rich and carbohydrate easier to attract a variety of insects, fungi, and therefore in the industrialization of cultivation, Medication is indeed the norm.
  Looking back at the history of strawberry planting, as early as the first century AD, Roman poets mentioned strawberries in poetry, when strawberries were just ordinary ornamental plants. Until the Middle Ages, strawberries entered the European garden from the wilderness. But the strawberry really flourished and was cultivated as a cash crop in the 1950s. Coincidentally, at about the same time, French chemists have succeeded in research on organophosphorus, and pesticide development has entered an era of “high efficiency”. This strawberry cultivation is undoubtedly good news. It should be known that the fragility of strawberries has always been a difficult point in the industrialization of strawberries. In addition to being extremely perishable, the life of a strawberry is faced with many deadly diseases. Any disease or pest can cause the peasant’s uncle’s hard work to be lost. This is also the price of strawberries. The reason for being high. The popularity of pesticides has revolutionized the strawberry industry, but it is also the beginning of 22 pesticide applications.
  Can strawberries still be eaten?
  Perhaps you will think that it is a hazard for a drug, 22 is not too much, can this strawberry still eat? In fact, although strawberries are facing a series of diseases, it is inevitable to use drugs, but it is also nonsense to use 22 kinds of pesticides. It is also costly to fight pesticides, and farmers will not use them without restrictions.
  Furthermore, in the process of cultivating strawberries in traditional greenhouses, the pesticides used are mostly highly effective, low-toxic or highly decomposable. Because the strawberry fruit is fragile, in order not to affect the shape of the fruit, most of the pesticides are applied in the early flowering stage, and after 5-6 days of spraying the pesticide, the decomposition has come to an end, and the residual concentration on the fruit is extremely low. As long as the pesticide residue does not exceed the national standards, the quantity cannot be used as a reference.
  As for the case of strawberry carcinogenesis, it is because of the residual amount of acetochlor. This ingredient is indeed a pesticide herbicide, but it is generally only effective against weeds that have just broken ground. Strawberries are perennial plants and acetochlor does not act on strawberries.
  Therefore, the pesticide residue of strawberry is far less scary than the legend. But for safety reasons, be sure to remember to wash before eating fruits and vegetables. Especially when cleaning strawberries, pay special attention to it. First, wash it with running water, so that the pesticide residue will be washed away with running water. After soaking with salt water and rice water for ten minutes, it can neutralize certain pesticide residues.