The “Dirty dozen” and “Clean 15”

Just a quick link: Because nobody would intentionally order a side of pesticides with their salad, right?

If you cannot afford all organic produce, here is a list of those items which tend to have the highest load in tests- and those which have the lowest.

http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

 

Note- this list varies from source to source, but never too greatly, from what I have seen. This is a US site, but I compared it to a UK site and it was very similar- (I just couldn’t copy and paste the info over on the UK site)You may find it helpful. Just in case the link doesn’t work:

 

DIRTY DOZEN

1
Apple
Apples
2
Celery
Celery
3
Strawberries
Strawberries
4
Peaches
Peaches
5
Spinach
Spinach
6
Nectarines
Nectarines
– imported
7
Grapes
Grapes – imported
8
Red Pepper
Sweet bell peppers
9
Potatoe
Potatoes
10
Blueberries
Blueberries
– domestic
11
Lettuce
Lettuce
12
Kale
Kale/collard greens
“CLEAN FIFTEEN”
1
Onions
Onions

2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn

3
Pineapple
Pineapples

4
Avocado
Avocado

5
Asparagus
Asparagus

6
Peas
Sweet peas

7
Mango
Mangoes

8
Eggplant
Eggplant

9
Cantelope
Cantaloupe
– domestic

10
Kiwi
Kiwi

11
Cabbage
Cabbage

12
Watermelon
Watermelon

13
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes

14
Grapefruit
Grapefruit

15
Mushrooms
Mushrooms

 

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