So... "depends?" I suppose it may be a "depends" answer, to some. I do not peel my produce before juicing, nor do I recommend it. Nor do I recommend ingesting poisons while trying to heal.
Uny, does this mean people who are buying inorganic (sprayed with pesticide) apples with that wax stuff on there leave the peel on? That doesn't sit right with me if we are talking about 5 pounds of apples a day or more that we are juicing.
Nope - I do not think we should ingest poisons along with our produce - I think we should do this instead: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1384077#i
(by the way, "wax" is allowed on organic, I'm almost sure)
I'm totally with ya on the Iowa farm girl thing. There is NOTHING like pulling off an ear of corn right in the field, shucking it and eating it raw, or popping warm blackberries into your mouth, straight off the bushes. A little dirt may be good for you!
Everything in moderation :::grin::: dirt included (disclaimer: as long as it's HEALTHY dirt, lol)
But chemical fertilizer and pesticide from commercial growers? Or from Mexico, Central America, and Chile, where a lot of produce in Texas comes from? I want to make sure we aren't contradicting each other. We're just so careful about our herbs.
I'm glad you posted - if you thought 'otherwise' then others may have, too. Organic OR detoxify it in bentonite clay & water (adding activated charcoal would be even more thorough, but it makes another step of 'rinsing off the black' which most folks just won't do).
Can I be SURE we're adsorbing all the pesticides/chemicals with the bentonite? Not without incredibly extensive research and knowing what pesticide/herbicide was used (but I have researched bentonite to be very effective for most farm chemicals). After all these years, I can tell the difference between organic and non organic 'by taste', and when I detox non-organic produce with bentonite in water, I can no longer taste the chemicals. The vitamins/minerals in the peels are VERY important (in some produce, the vast majority of the nutrition is in the peel...so we must do our best to get rid of the poisons so we CAN juice the whole fruit/veggie.
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