Foods & Veggies you should try to buy organically
Posted 12/1/2011 9:28:00 AM

Most people would prefer to buy organic produce but the costs can be
crazy! This annual list published by the Environmental Working Group
(EWG), warns consumers about fruits and vegetables with the highest
pesticide levels.

The  “Dirty Dozen”:  if you have to make choices in what organic
produce
you are going to buy, these are the ones that you should spend the extra
money to buy organic as they are the ones with the highest amount of
pesticides.


2011 Dirty Dozen

Apples
Celery
Strawberries
Peaches
Spinach
Nectarines (Imported)
Grapes (Imported)
Sweet bell peppers
Potatoes
Blueberries
Lettuce
Kale/collard greens

The Clean 15 are the 15 fruits and veggies that typically have the lowest
pesticide content. If you’re on a budget and can’t buy all organic,
you
are generally fine buying the “regular version” of these items!

2011 Clean Fifteen

Onions
Sweet corn
Pineapples
Avocado
Asparagus
Sweet peas
Mangoes
Eggplants
Cantaloupe (Domestic)
Kiwi
Cabbage
Watermelon
Sweet potatoes
Grapefruit
Mushrooms

Posted By: Lady T  

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