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Does baking soda help reducing pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

It seems to be effective with some pesticides on apples: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03118 I cannot find other studies related to other fruits and vegetables.
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Do certain fruit combinations ripen faster?

It is commonly claimed that certain fruits (e.g. apples, bananas, high-ethylene fruits and their dastardly "ripening hormone") make other fruits ripen faster. These claims appear on mainstream media ...
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Is this fruit naturally shaped like a woman?

There were some news reports in July 2016 about a YouTube video of a tree in Thailand that produced fruit in the shape of a naked woman. Daily Mail Drama Fever This is apparently consistent with ...
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Are fruits better than processed fruit juices?

I had a discussion with a friend of mine. He claimed that (processed) fruit juices from any organization (say Tropicana) are not at par with naturally occurring fruits, rather they are worse. He said ...
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Does Vitamin C in Indian Gooseberry have skincare benefits when applied directly to skin, or when eaten?

There are several health product sites making claims about Vitamin C and Indian Gooseberry. They say it helps with skin problems. Note that "Amla" is one of the names for Indian Gooseberry. For ...
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Does eating bananas prevent eyelid twitching?

I have heard many times growing up that if your eyelid is twitching, it means you need more potassium in your diet, and therefore should eat more bananas. A quick search online finds a variety of ...
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Has anyone died from eating fruit pits that contain amygdalin (cyanide)? [duplicate]

It's often noted that fruit pits, the hardened seeds inside peaches, cherries, and plums, contain amygdalin, which breaks down into cyanide in the body. It is also often noted that apple seeds and ...
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Is eating fruits in an empty stomach healthier? [duplicate]

http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/fruit.asp http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/the-best-way-to-eat-fruit_n_2114888.html?ir=India http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/eating-fruit-on-an-...
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Should we prefer organic lemon and orange peels?

In many recipes, when it comes to add some lemon (or orange) zests, the authors advise to choose an organic fruit, because of the pesticides. I know there is no proof that non-organic fruits and ...
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Do lemons help cure cancer?

This morning I read an article on Facebook (in German) about the huge health benefits of lemons - and not just the juice, but the whole lemon, especially the skin. Several other sites make similar ...
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Do ripe bananas combat abnormal cells and cancer?

According to Japanese Scientific Research, full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The ...
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What hair-care benefits come from adding fruit or fruit-extracts to shampoo?

Shampoo manufacturers seem to be very keen to tell us about the all the fruit and fruit-extracts they put in their product. I suspect that the hair-care actually comes from the other ingredients they ...
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Grapefruit for weight loss?

There seem to be many people that claim grapefruit, in one form or another, helps dieters with weight loss. Is there any good academically-rigorous evidence to support any of these claims? Some of ...
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Are preservatives applied to commercially distrubted fruit?

I recently had a discussion over some fruit that rotted a lot faster that we expected. I was told that this was a good sign because it meant that the fruit was grown more naturally (probably without ...
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Can an extra internal refrigerator light increase the vitamin C content of fruit?

My wife yesterday bought a new refrigerator for our house. She choose a refrigerator which within the sales blurb has the following claim. 光波增鲜 生成5种仿自然光波,让采摘后的果蔬继续光合作用,叶绿素、VC含量比存放普通冰箱高30%以上。 ...
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Do juicers preserve the nutritional quality of fruit and vegetables?

I heard that fruits and vegetable have much more vitamins when we eat them in normal way (biting) then when we use juicer and drink only the juice. Is it true that juice from fresh fruit and ...
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Has selective breeding increased the sugar level of fruits?

It has been claimed that selective breeding has resulted in fruit that is high in sugar and just as bad as eating candy. Examples: They have selectively bred fruit trees to much higher (...