The Dirty Dozen

April 23, 2018 

Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) comes out with 2 lists to educate consumers on “clean” and “dirty” produce.

 

 The “dirty dozen” list contains non-organic produce that has tested positive for pesticides and pesticide breakdown residues contamination. This doesn’t mean you can’t eat this produce, it’s just suggesting that you may want to by the items on this list through an organic brand. Unfortunately, this means that your cherries and nectarines may be a little more expensive.

 

The “clean 15” is a list of non-organic produce that tested at the lowest amounts of pesticides which means you don’t need to buy organic; therefore your avocados will be significantly cheaper! You must always wash all produce as they can still have dirt, fertilizer, and other germs on it.

 

 

Dirty Dozen-

Strawberries

Spinach

Nectarines

Apples

Peaches

Pears

Cherries

Grapes

Celery

Tomatoes

Sweet Bell Peppers

Potatoes

 

Clean 15-

Avocados

Sweet Corn

Pineapples

Cabbage

Onions

Frozen Sweet Peas

Papayas

Mangos

Eggplant

Honeydew

Kiwi

Cantaloupe

Cauliflower

Broccoli