Organic Produce Tips
Eating more Fruits and Vegetables -Organic or not is better than eating none at all! Most of us would love to buy Organic Produce all the time, but availability and expense often make it hard. There is a guide to shopping smarter by buying conventional produce that’s the least likely to contain pesticide residues and save your organic dollars for produce that tends to have the highest amounts of pesticide residue.
Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, releases a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides that identifies Fruits and Vegetables with the highest and lowest pesticide residues. The article is very informative but lengthy so below is a list of the Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen.
Bottom line for me is do the very best you can! Even if you can’t buy all Organic when you purchase your Produce bring it home and process it in a mild Vinegar and Water Solution. https://happyhealthymama.com/how-to-remove-pesticides-from-fruits-and-vegetables.html
The Clean Fifteen is the list of foods that are least likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues, so if budget is a concern, you can feel good about buying these 15 Fruits and Vegetables.
The Dirty Dozen is a list of Fruits and Vegetables with the most pesticides.
The Clean Fifteen The Dirty Dozen
Frozen Peas Peaches
Honeydew Melon Potatoes
Cantaloupe Sweet Bell Peppers