To protect your family from pesticides remove the outer leaves of leafy vegetables. Peel hard-skinned produce, or rinse well with cool water mixed with salt and lemon juice or vinegar.
Review Date 1/13/2018
Updated by: Emily Wax, RD, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.