When you get your fresh produce home, it's not a good idea to rinse it if you're not planning to eat it right away. Wet fruits and vegetables are more prone to bacterial buildup, and excess moisture can cause them to go bad more quickly. Instead, give your produce a good rinse in cold water when you are ready to use it. If you want to go one step further, you can soak it in a bowl of cold water with a pinch of baking soda for about 15 minutes. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found this method was the most effective at removing pesticides from fruit.
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