12 Fruits and Veggies With the MOST Pesticides!
Last year we published a blog about The Environmental Working Groups “Dirty Dozen” list well, theyre at it again with an update with the 12 fruits and veggies you SHOULD make sure to buy organic, as these 15 that are lowest in pesticides.
Weve talked about organic vs. conventional foods in previous blog posts.
Basically the “Dirty Dozen” list are the 12 foods that have been found to be highest in pesticides when a random sample is taken from a the grocery store shelves. In other words, since these are highest in pesticides, its suggested that if youre picking and choosing which foods should be organic, focus on these 12 first.
This shouldnt come as a surprise with the recent headlines suggesting the pesticides in foods, namely many berries, like blueberries, are linked to ADD in children.
That being said, here is the updated Dirty Dozen list of foods from the Environmental Working Group. Again, these are the 12 foods you should go organic with if youre picking and choosing. As an easy rule of thumb, notice all of those are ones youd eat the skin/leaf.
As a general rule of thumb, if you peel it (banana, avocado, melons, etc) theres less concern over pesticides since youre not eating the part that would be sprayed.
- Nectarines imported
- Grapes imported
- Sweet bell peppers
- Blueberries – domestic
- Kale/collard greens
Maybe even a MORE important message, though, even more than focusing on those 12 higher pesticide foods is that conventionally grown fruit and veggies is STILL better than none.
Next, if you ARE picking and choosing organic or not, focus on these 12 to spend the extra money.
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