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They’ve been on the “Dirty Dozen” list from the Environmental Working Group for years. That’s a list of produce with the most chemical residue, which can include 50 different pesticides per serving. But apples are also healthy! So, buy organic, which can reduce your exposure to pesticides by 80%… or remove the residue by soaking your apples in baking soda and water for 10 minutes. University of Massachusetts researchers found that will remove up to 96% of the particles on an apple’s peel. The recipe? Add a teaspoon of baking soda to about 3 cups of water and soak your apples for 10 minutes and rinse. And you’ll be good to go!

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