True or False? Eating Mango Skin is Bad because it Contains Pesticide Residue

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  1. Rhood

    Rhood Gold Belt

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    I keep hearing this about Mangoes.
    People say that mango skins contain pesticide residue, so therefore you shouldn't eat it.

    But if this was true, couldn't the same thing be said about Apples, Peaches, & Pears?
     
  2. bad mojo

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    Every fruit that is being produced on massive scale has residue, some less some more. I can only speak for fruit that's being grown in Europe, apples are the worst. They're being treated 22 to 28 times during a season. The best thing to do is to put the fruit in a mixture of 1/3 vinegar, 2/3 water and let it stay for about an hour before you consume it.
     
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    Why in the holy fuck would you eat the skin of a mango? It's like saying "I've heard banana skins have pesticides on them, should I eat them?"

    Regardless of pesticides, mango skins are not the part of the mango you want to eat.
     
  4. Mondo Freaks

    Mondo Freaks Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

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    rinse it with water before you eat it?
     
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  5. ClubFoot

    ClubFoot Therapy can be a good thing; it can be therapeutic Platinum Member

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    Who the fuck eats Mango skins?
     
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    Came here to post this. We need answers OP!
     
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  8. punky brewster

    punky brewster Red Belt

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    I love mango skin. It's perfectly healthy

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  9. MicroBrew

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    What about scrubbing it with a mild solution of water and dish washing liquid?
    I scrub fruits with water or water+dish washing liquid solution.
    Then rinse.
     
  10. MicroBrew

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    People who can't be arsed to shave the skin off before cutting it into pieces for consumption.
     
  11. closequarters

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    I like mango skin, especially from hard green sour mangos. I’m thinking pesticides on mango skin is probably easier to clean off with water than most fruits. The skin is pretty smooth.
     
  12. bad mojo

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    I guess you can do that too. Haven't tried it though. Vinegar acid is mild, but is strong enough to clean any residue from the skin.
     
  13. robertcop2

    robertcop2 I’ll be back. Yellow Card

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    <Huh2>

    Are you fucking retarded?
     
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  14. Rhood

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    Don't knock it till you try it fellas.

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    One Mango a day keeps the possums away.
     
  15. NoGoodNamesLeft

    NoGoodNamesLeft Black Belt

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    If it keeps possums away how am I supposed to eat my possum skins too
     
  16. oldshadow

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    Who doesn’t know to wash all fruit before eating it.

    Pesticides, dirt, animal piss and that’s just a start.
     
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    Pretty sure the amount on fruit skins is not enough to seriously do any damage to you unless you're eating 50 servings of fruit a day for months
     
  18. Jack Reacheround

    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    That explains some shit in Hollywood, right? Right?
     
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  19. pookiyama

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    The result of pesticide consumption has been shown to have results akin to ADHD.

    I'll look for the link.
     
  20. Roxxo

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    I don't know of mangoes having more pesticides than any other fruit, but one reason not to eat mango skin, and also why you should thoroughly wash mangoes and your hands after handling them, the skin, leaves, and sap of the tree contain urushiol, the same chemicals that are in poison ivy.
     

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