The Dirty Dozen

producemagic16ozpropThe Environmental Working Group studied 100,000 produce pesticide reports from the U.S.D.A and the F.D.A. to compile a list of of the dirtiest and cleanest produce on the market. The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure, but this list can help you make smart choices.

The 12 dirtiest fruits and vegetables are:

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Cherry Tomatoes
  4. Cucumbers
  5. Grapes
  6. Hot Peppers
  7. Imported Nectarines
  8. Peaches
  9. Potatoes
  10. Spinach
  11. Strawberries
  12. Sweet Bell Peppers

Don’t despair! Here are 15 of the cleanest:

  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocados
  3. Cabbage
  4. Cantaloupe
  5. Sweet Corn
  6. Eggplant
  7. Grapefruit
  8. Kiwi
  9. Mangos
  10. Mushrooms
  11. Onions
  12. Papayas
  13. Pineapples
  14. Sweet Peas
  15. Sweet Potatoes

Learn more, by visiting the EWG’s website.

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