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Rebel Green Fruit & Veggie Clean Refill -- 34 fl oz

Rebel Green Fruit & Veggie Clean Refill
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Rebel Green Fruit & Veggie Clean Refill -- 34 fl oz

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Rebel Green Fruit & Veggie Clean Refill Description

  • All Natural
  • Rinses Clean and is Proven to Remove Surface Pesticides, Waxes and Chemicals
  • Kosher Certified
  • Made in The USA

Rebel green fruit & veggie clean protects you and your family from the surface pesticides, waxes and chemicals used by farmers to prevent garden pests from destroying produce.


Tips & Tricks:


For Just a Single Fruit or Veggie: Just 2 or 3 sprays of Fruit and Veggie Clean with a gentle 30 second rub and a thorough rinse with tap water will do the trick. Use any temperature that your little heart desires.


For a Whole Big Bunch: A little goes a long way. Pour 4 tablespoons of Fruit & Veggie Clean per pound of fresh produce into a bowl. Let the produce soak for a few minutes, take a look at that dirty residue left behind, let out a loud ick, rinse thoroughly, and thank your lucky stars you had the good sense to properly wash your produce without harsh chlorine or alcohol.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: Purified water, natural cleaning surfactant (plant derived), lactic acid, grapefruit seed extract, organic lemon extract (certified by QCS (quality certification services)), organic lime extract (certified by QCS (quality certification services)).

Caution: Although Rebel Green Fruit & Veggie Clean is safe and non-toxic, use this product only as intended. This product has not been tested on other foods. Please limit its use to produce. With proper use, this product has been shown to wash away significant amounts of surface pesticides, waxes, and oils commonly found on grocery produce but please follow any local and federal warnings and recommendations regarding your produce.

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How to Safely Consume ‘Dirty Dozen’ Produce (and Other Foods High in Pesticides)

Americans need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Just 10% of people get enough of these foods in their diet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a new report may make Americans even more reluctant to eat produce. An Environmental Working Group analysis of federal data finds that almost 70% of nonorganic fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful pesticides. Woman Washing Strawberries from Dirty Dozen Foods List Under Running Water in Sink | The EWG says these crops contain pesticides even after washing, peeling or scrubbing. Fruits and vegetables that are fresh, canned or frozen all contain the pesticide residue.

Dirty Dozen Foods List 

A "dirty dozen" group of fruits and vegetables are especially likely to contain potentially harmful pesticides, the EWG says. These foods are:
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Kale, collard and mustard greens
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Bell and hot peppers
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
The pesticides in these foods are associated with health risks such as cancer and hormone disruption, the EWG says. So, should you just say "no" to fruits and vegetables?

Overstated fears?

Some nutritionists say the EWG’s concerns are overstated. In the past, the Produce for Better Health Foundation has taken the EWG "dirty dozen" list to task for "flawed methodology" and "misleading messaging.” The federal government also says most produce is safe to eat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture tests produce through its Pesticide Data Program. In 2019, it analyzed 9,697 samples of fresh and processed foods, including fruits and vegetables. Late last year, the USDA stated that “nearly 99%” of the samples the government tested “had pesticide residues below benchmark levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency.” The USDA also says that both the Food and Drug Administration and FDA are "immediately notified" if a PDP test finds residue levels that potentially pose a safety risk. Nancy Farrell Allen, a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Farrell Allen Dietitian Services in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is skeptical of the EWG claims. She says the “dirty dozen” list does "more harm than good" in a nation where people do not eat enough produce. "Information like this sets fear in the mind of consumers," she says. Farrell Allen says the "dirty dozen" report has the potential to cause undue alarm among people who already are predisposed to avoiding produce. "In speaking with my patients, they even fear eating canned or dried fruits and vegetables for one reason or another," she says. "This fear immobilizes people." Farrell Allen says unjustified worries about pesticide residue are especially counterproductive during this time of pandemic, when eating more produce can keep you healthy. "Recharging our immune system is of major importance," she says. "And nutrients that protect our immune system include vitamin A and vitamin C, which are most notably found in produce."

Other options for eating produce

Farrell Allen says her advice is to "eat all produce with confidence," arguing that there are "many more positive health outcomes" to eating produce than reasons to fear eating fruits and vegetables that contain some pesticide residue. However, if you are concerned about the levels of pesticides in fruits and vegetables, Farrell Allen says you have other options to store-bought produce. "Start your own garden and grow your own produce," she says. Other alternatives include:
  • Joining a local community garden
  • Signing up for a local food co-op while supporting area farmers
  • Visiting area farms for "pick-your-own" opportunities
You can also purchase organic produce, but this alone is unlikely to eliminate concerns about pesticides. "Research has shown that using organic produce in place of conventional forms does not sufficiently result in a decreased risk of residue ingestion," Farrell Allen says.

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