Ooh, my favorite!


EWG’s: Dirty Dozen
May 6, 2010, 9:58 am
Filed under: Clean, Food, Green

The Environmental Working Group has released a new list ranking the levels of pesticides in 49 fruits and veggies. If you’re not always able to buy organic, this list will help prioritize which can be conventional. So handy!

According to their research, a person eating five fruits and vegetables per day from the “Dirty Dozen” list consumed an average of 10 pesticides, while those who ate from the “Clean 15” (conventionally-grown, not organic) consumed fewer than two.

The image above is their pocket guide in case you need a cheat sheet.  Check out the full list here.  I always knew cherries, strawberries, and peaches were bad (of course they are, they’re my favorite) so I always buy them in organic, but celery as the worst? I had no clue.


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