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Atami Baien Plum Blossom Festival

Written on: Sunday September 12th, 2010

A journal entry from: Japan

The town of Atami is basically next door to where I live, and right There's a small but very nice park there with plum blossoms that come into season around January and February. It's not terribly impressive in the photos, but it is nice for a walk at that time of year. I was also able to catch a performance of Japanese music, dance and a rather comedic acting out of a short story.

 These photos are from February 2010.


From Milena on Mar 27th, 2012

Hello Patricia,Generally, I would always try and use roagnic or at least locally grown and in season when consuming fruits and vegetables in their raw state. However, some research suggests that most of the pesticides are to be found in the fibrous content of the fruit and vegetable, which is normally discarded once the juice has been extracted. This would therefore eliminate the amount you would consume. However, you can also try peeling and also washing your produce in a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water and then rinsing in a solution of water and vinegar. If you can find roagnic and it is within your budget, then go for that option. If not, try and choose produce that has the least concentration of pesticide e.g. those that have a protective skin or something that can be peeled.I appreciate your comment and I hope this helps.Tamara