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Clean Eating Does Not Include Consuming Pesticides

Even if you can’t afford to buy all your fruits and veggies organic you may want to know which ones have the highest and/or the least amount of pesticide residues so you prioritize which you prefer to buy Organic and which may “ok” to buy non-organic.

Here is a list as of 2020 according to Environmental Working Group, www.ewg.org and Food News, www.foodnews.org

The “Dirty Dozen”

12 Most Contaminated

  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Potatoes

The “Clean 15”

15 Least Contaminated

  • Sweet Corn
  • Avocados
  • Pineapples
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Sweet peas(frozen)
  • Papayas
  • Asparagus
  • Mangos
  • Eggplant
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Kiwi
  • Mushrooms

 

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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15