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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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More evidence please
October 2, 2018 7:21 pm

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.

I grow my own
September 13, 2018 11:13 pm

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!

what makes the esrog more dangerous then any other fruit or veg
October 15, 2017 1:54 pm

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

Specifics please
November 1, 2016 11:53 pm

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.

No insecticides are harmless to humans
October 7, 2015 4:21 pm

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

Made esrog for too many years to count
October 7, 2015 9:35 am

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 EVIDENCE, #6?
October 15, 2009 11:19 am

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 🙂

#5, what evidence?
October 14, 2009 8:20 pm

There is NO evidence that pesticides are bad for people.

To: nonsense
October 13, 2009 11:14 pm

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

y2k
October 12, 2009 1:56 pm

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

food
October 12, 2009 1:05 pm

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.

Nonsense
October 12, 2009 12:52 pm

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.

Dont eat your Esrog
October 12, 2009 10:25 am

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.

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