Does Washing Remove Pesticide Residue?
I make applesauce and always wash the apples with dishwashing liquid and a vegetable brush before cooking them. Will this remove any pesticide residue? I don't peel the apples, just quarter them, put them in a pot, add a little water and cook them until soft. I then put them through a food mill. I use golden delicious apples and they are sweet enough so that I don't have to add sugar or anything else. The applesauce is delicious.