Avoid Toxins: Go Organic or Stick With These “Clean 15” Fruits & Veggies

Written by on February 26, 2015 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment

By Margaret Badore | Treehugger.com

You may have heard of the “Dirty Dozen,” the Environmental Working Group’s annual list of the produce items with highest concentrations of pesticide residue. The list is made by analyzing data from U.S. Department of Agriculture, which regularly tests for residue. The dirty list hasn’t changed much in a few years, although some items have moved up and down on the list.

In 2013, the analysis found 165 different pesticides residues on fruits and vegetables. Some pesticides can persist even after the produce has been washed, and in some cases even peeled. One way to avoid these pesticide residues is to shop for organic fruits and vegetables. But if organic is too expensive or not available, the Environmental Working Group also released a list of the “Clean Fifteen” for 2015. This is a list of the conventionally grown produce least likely to have pesticide contamination.

Here’s the Clean Fifteen list:

1. Avocados
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapple
4. Cabbage
5. Sweet peas (frozen)
6. Onions
7. Asparagus 

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  1. cherylfreeman@usa.com' Cheryl says:

    thank you for this information

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