The Environmental Working Group * just released their list of pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables.  They break it down into “The Dirty Dozen” those with the most residue from field to market and the “Clean 15” those that have the least. We like to buy local and organic whenever possible, but often times market pricing and conditions don’t cooperate.

So if you’re on the fence on when to buy organic because of budget battles, go to the market armed with this knowledge.

DIRTY DOZEN

Celery

Peaches

Strawberries

Apples

Blueberries

Nectarines

Bell Peppers

Spinach

Kale

Cherries

Potatoes

Grapes (Imported)

CLEAN 15

Onions

Avocado

Sweet Corn

Pineapple

Mangos

Sweet Peas

Asparagus

Kiwi

Cabbage

Eggplant

Cantaloupe

Watermelon

Grapefruit

Sweet Potato

Honeydew

Melon

*Click on the link to read the full article