Thursday, April 28, 2011

Choosing Organic Produce: EWG's "Dirty Dozen" List

Each spring, with the harvest season upon us, I post the Environmental Working Group’s list of fruits and vegetables that have the most and least pesticide residue.

Organic produce usually costs more, so allocating your shopping dollars intelligently is essential.

Click here to see the full list, but here are the “Dirty Dozen” and the foods that are the cleanest.

  1. Celery
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Bell Peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Cherries
  10. Kale/Collard Greens
  11. Potatoes
  12. Grapes (imported)
  1. Onions
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet Corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mangos
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Cantaloupe
  12. Watermelon

1 comment:

Chansmna said...

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