Dirty Dozen Pesticide Laden Fruits and Vegetables

Dirty Dozen Pesticide Laden Fruits and Vegetables

love vegetablesThe Environmental Working Group  analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items.

Here are your DIRTY DOZEN and these are the ones to buy organic if you are deciding on budget.

  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5.  Peaches
  6. Spinach
  7. Sweet Bell Peppers
  8. Nectarines – Imported
  9. Cucumbers
  10. Cherry Tomatoes
  11. Snap Peas – imported
  12. Potatoes

Note: EWG analyzed pesticide tests of 48 popular produce items. Domestic and imported versions of three items – nectarines, blueberries and snap peas- showed sharply different results, so they have ranked those domestic and imported items separately

SOURCE – http://www.ewg.org

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