You know fruits and veggies should top your healthy choice eating list, but with money tight how do you invest your precious dollars when it comes to buying organic vs. non-organic produce. The good folks at the Environmental Working Group have a new list out of the dirty dozen (most pesticide laden) and the clean 15 (the least pesticide laden) for you to bear in mind when you do your grocery shopping:

 

The Dirty Dozen
1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Strawberries
4. Peaches
5. Spinach
6. Nectarines – imported
7. Grapes – imported
8. Sweet bell peppers
9. Potatoes
10. Blueberries – domestic
11. Lettuce
12. Kale/collard greens

The Clean 15
1. Onions
2. Sweet Corn
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Asparagus
6. Sweet peas
7. Mangoes
8. Eggplant
9. Cantaloupe – domestic
10. Kiwi
11. Cabbage
12. Watermelon
13. Sweet potatoes
14. Grapefruit
15. Mushrooms

 

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