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Know the Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen is a produce list, developed by the Environmental Working Group, of highly contaminated fruits and veggies.   The list is a tool to help avoid foods highest in pesticide residues. 

The 12 Most Contaminated Fruits and Veggies:  Buy these organics

Apples

Celery

Strawberries

Peaches

Spinach

Nectarine (imported)

Grapes (imported)

Sweet Bell Peppers

Potatoes

Blueberries (domestic)

Lettuce

Kale/Collard Greens

 

The 15 Foods Lowest in Pesticides:

Onions

Sweet Corn

Pineapple

Avocado

Asparagus

Sweet Peas

Mangos

Eggplant

Cantaloupe (domestic)

Kiwi

Cabbage

Watermelon

Sweet Potatoes

Grapefruit

Mushrooms

Some refrigerator Art:  http://static.ewg.org/reports/2011/foodnews/pdf/2011EWGPesticideGuide.pdf

 

It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.  Meryl Streep

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