Nitrates occur naturally in fruits and vegetables. They are in the soil and in the fertilizer used by the farmers. They are also used to cure meats. Naturally nitrates on meat are less likely to be healthy because they will be in higher doses and exposes to higher temperatures they will produce more nitrosamines.
Washing fruits and vegetables before eating helps to reduce nitrates and also any other leftover fertilizers or pesticides that have been left.
Because they get their nitrates from the soil, concentrations can vary widely for most fruits and vegetables. There are measuring devices on the market – just a few that can tell you what concentration you’re about to eat.
The Greentest is one of the best engineered products.
The Ecotester tests for Nitrates and for radiation.