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Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen…

Environmental Working Group Releases their Dirty Dozen Plus and the Clean Fifteen lists for 2017. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and choosing the least contaminated produce.

Here are the highlights: (lower numbers = higher pesticides)
Dirty Dozen Plus:

1. Strawberries
2. Spinach
3. Nectarines
4. Apples
5. Peaches
6. Pears
7. Cherries
8. Tomatoes
9. Sweet Bell Peppers
10. Potatoes
11. Cucumbers
12. Cherry Tomatoes
13. Lettuce
14. Snap Peas
15. Hot Peppers

Clean Fifteen:
1. Corn
2. Onions
3. Pineapples
4. Avocados
5. Cabbage
6. Sweet Peas – Frozen
7. Papayas
8. Mangoes
9. Asparagus
10. Eggplant
11. Kiwi
12. Grapefruit
13. Cantaloupe
14. Sweet Potatoes
15. Mushrooms
To see their full list of all 48 of the fruits and veggeis
Download their great apps so you can buy the best fruits and veggies for you and your family.
Here is a link to EWG’s phone app page:
App Link

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