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  |  May 20, 2019

    Caution: Don’t Eat Esrog

    From the COLlive Inbox: Before consuming esrogs or esrog jam, you may want to weigh the Segulos against the dangerous effects of the insecticide. Full Story

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    Dont eat your Esrog
    Guest
    Dont eat your Esrog

    I was in Italy and I can testify that eating an esrog is like eating a tomato just sprayed with that roach killer you buy in the store, after seeing what they spray I wouldn’t let my kids touch food without first washing their hands after holding an Esrog.

    Nonsense
    Guest
    Nonsense

    What makes you think these pesticides are unhealthy for humans? Most agricultural pesticides are completely harmless to humans. Without knowing what kind are used on the esrogim, you’re just guessing.

    food
    Guest
    food

    basically any food you eat,if you would see the preservation process, you wouldn’t eat it. That’s why the difference between a candy and an apple is 0. An esrog is just a drop worse, probably.

    y2k
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    y2k

    you are so thoughtful,
    did not know.
    thank you.

    To: nonsense
    Guest
    To: nonsense

    get your head out of the sand
    there is too much evidence to the contrary 🙁

    #5, what evidence?
    Guest
    #5, what evidence?

    There is NO evidence that pesticides are bad for people.

    NO EVIDENCE, #6?
    Guest
    NO EVIDENCE, #6?

    Where have you been this last decade??? Why do you think eating organically is SO coveted? It’s because of all the evidence. Do a little research 🙂

    Made esrog for too many years to count
    Guest
    Made esrog for too many years to count

    Bs’d I’m now past jam and have been making candied esrog peel and chocolate covered esrog peel, (officially, that is the only part to eat). I soak the esroigim for 12 days, changing the water each night and then boil the shredded peel three times, each time in fresh water . In all the years I have been doing this, 40 or more, I have yet to see any reaction beyond gratitude and delight from those whose esroigim I use and return as a sweet. Pesticides may have adverse affects when used incorrectly, but go check out the countries no… Read more »

    No insecticides are harmless to humans
    Guest
    No insecticides are harmless to humans

    Dear 2: Nonsense
    Ask your LPCP. (“Local Primary Care Physician” – yes, I made up that acronym.)

    Specifics please
    Guest
    Specifics please

    Exactly what chemicals are used? What cleaning fluids can remove the chemicals from the skin. Are any of the chemicals inside the etrog? Facts please with references.

    what makes the esrog more dangerous then any other fruit or veg
    Guest
    what makes the esrog more dangerous then any other fruit or veg

    why do you think an esrog has more pesticide then any other fruit or vegetable

    I grow my own
    Guest
    I grow my own

    I had a kosher esrog grower send me a few seeds. Only one sprouted. After careful tending of my small plant in a pot I planted it in my garden. I now have a tree about ten feet tall.
    No pesticides!

    More evidence please
    Guest
    More evidence please

    This is still just a rumor. He claims growers have confirmed but we have no way to contact them. Actual quotes from growers, scientific testing results, etc–now that would be evidence.

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