Pollutants in Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are one of the most important ingredients that we consume for our survival. One cannot imagine cooking curry without vegetables, can we? And fruits can surely help avoid doctors. Mostly, people wash fruits, vegetables and meat before preparing salad, consuming them raw or cooking. But what is unknown to many people is the fact that they are not entirely free from pollutants even after soaking and fully cleaning them with water. The risk still remains and these pollutants have a very harmful and adverse effect on our health.

Now, if we have a lawn or garden, we might be able to cultivate the best crops for our own needs and if it is organic, it can benefit us by providing food security & taking care of the environment. But in cities, such cases are very rare as one has very little space and having a garden may sound an alien concept. Cities are also highly polluted and plants grown in such contaminated soil can affect the general health of the public in a negative way.

Vegetables and fruits grown in contaminated lands and environment can cause the following problems:

  • Cancer
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Nervous System
  • Skin Related
  • Food Poisoning and ultimately Death

Farmers in the villages use various kinds of pesticides and insecticides for growing crops, which are meant for commercial purposes. When the crops are fully grown, a lengthy supply chain is followed where the wholesalers purchase the commodities from the producers; Retailers purchase them from the wholesalers and then the goods finally reach the consumers. In this process, goods move from one state to another, one city to another, one country to another, and while the transportation takes place, the fruits and vegetables that we end up consuming, absorb the pollutants present in air. Such pollutants cannot be seen through our eyes, but they can affect our health after consumption.

Merely washing fruits and vegetables with water does not help in removing the negative elements that remain in it and we end up exposing ourselves to adverse effects of these chemicals. If we keep on scrubbing the vegetable or fruit, we may not get anything to eat! (Pun intended)

So, can we save ourselves from the problems relating to pollutants in fruits and vegetables?

Yes, we can. We have no reason to compromise when it comes to our health! Technology has been proving very beneficial in all walks of life! Technology has given us washing machines that take care of our clothes’ washing needs. Similarly, by using innovative technology Kent RO Systems Ltd. has brought forth a phenomenal product called Kent Ozone Vegetable & Fruit Purifier, which uses ozone gas to kill bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. The key features of Kent Ozone Purifier are:

  1. It removes harmful chemicals, kill insecticides and germs from fruits, vegetables and meat
  2. It effectively oxidizes residual chemicals and bacteria from surface of vegetables and fruits
  3. Helps in cleaning antibiotics and hormones that invariably remain in meat, fish and other seafood
  4. Removes bad odour from seafood and meat

    Image Credit: www.pixoto.com

    Image Credit: http://www.pixoto.com

Always remember “Health is Wealth” and a change in our lifestyle could usher in eco-friendly methods of living and eco-friendly products (like the one discussed above) can go a long way in improving our health, both in rural and urban areas.

For Related Articles Refer: http://blog.kent.co.in/  

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