A shopper’s guide to pesticides

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I recently participated in a conference in Miami, FL which focused on using food as medicine. At this conference we were given some useful lists that I’ve included below. The “dirty dozen” ranks produce with the highest amounts of pesticides and the “clean 15”  lists produce on the other end of the spectrum. This information can be a guide for you in knowing what to purchase as organic in the grocery market.

The Dirty Dozen

  1. Peach
  2. Apple
  3. Bell Pepper
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarine
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Kale
  9. Lettuce
  10. Grapes (imported)
  11. Carrot
  12. Pear

The Clean 15

  1. Onion
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet Corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mango
  6. Asparagus
  7. Sweet peas
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Papaya
  12. Watermelon
  13. Broccoli
  14. Tomato
  15. Sweet Potato

Cheers to you and good health! Have a healthy and fit day.

Source: foodnews.org