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Strawberry wine

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 17, 2010 at 7:23 PM

I live in Panama and in the mountains the locals make a strawberry wine from by fermenting the strawberries. I've heard that many of the strawberries however are sprayed with pesticides. Does the fermentation process kill off these nasty sprays and chemicals or should I just avoid it all together and go for a normal bottle of wine? I know that strawberries are the fruit that absorb the most pesticides due to their proximity to the ground.

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on December 18, 2010
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I highly doubt that fermentation eliminates pesticides. Found this tho:

During the fermentative process, yeasts can cause the disappearance of pesticide residues by degradation or absorption at the end of the fermentation when yeasts are deposited as lees

So apparently it depends heavily on the type of pesticide used.

Im going to have to find some organic strawberry wine now tho, because that sounds great.

Strawberries are by FAR my favorite fruit.

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