The cleanest and dirtiest…

Sep 13 2011

We all know by now that most of the pesticides used to grow fruits and vegetables are harmful to our health. Although buying organic is ideal, it can prove to be a costly habit. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has collected data about the level of pesticides on a wide range of produce and has come up with a list of the cleanest and dirtiest. This is a good guide for those who are health conscious and on a budget!

The Clean Fifteen:

1. Onions
2. Sweet Corn
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Asparagus
6. Sweet Peas
7. Mangoes
8. Eggplant
9. Cantaloupe
10. Kiwi
11. Cabbage
12. Watermelon
13. Sweet Potato
14. Grapefruit
15. Mushrooms

The Dirty Dozen:

1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Strawberries
4. Nectarines
5. Peaches
6. Grapes
7. Potatoes
8. Blueberries/Raspberries
9. Lettuce
10. Cherries
11. Kale/Collard Greens/ Spinach
12. Sweet Bell Peppers

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