List Of Fruits And Vegetables

The 8th edition of Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce TM was released recently with updated information on 45 popular fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlighted the worst offenders with its new Dirty Dozen Plus list and recognized the cleanest conventional produce with its list of the Clean Fifteen.

Which of these do you regularly put in your shopping cart? It may be time to reassess your organic and nonorganic choices.

Dirty Dozen Plus

Apples

Celery

Sweet Bell Peppers

Peaches

Strawberries

Nectarines, imported

Grapes

Spinach

Lettuce

Cucumbers

Blueberries, domestic

Potatoes

Plus

Green Beans+

Kale/Collard greens+

Clean Fifteen

Onions

Sweet Corn*

Pineapples

Svocado

Cabbage

Sweet Peas

Asparagus

Mangos

Eggplant

Kiwi

Cantaloupe, domestic

Sweet Potatoes

Grapefruit

Watermelon

Mushrooms

+May contain highly organophosphate pesticide residues.

*Commodity crop corn used for animal feed and biofuels is almost all produced with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, as is some sweet corn sold for human consumption. Since GMO sweet corn is not labeled as such in the U.S. stores, EWG advises those who have concerns about GMOs to buy organic sweet corn.

To learn more go to:

www.ewg.org.foodnews/summary

Resource: IDEA Fitness Journal

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