How clean is your produce?




Today I want to breakdown the difference between the CLEAN 15 & the DIRTY 12.


These are 2 lists put out by the EWG about pesticides in produce each year.


What does that mean?


For me that means I try to buy the items on the Dirty 12 list organic when available (because their nonorganic/ conventional counterparts will have the highest concentration of pesticides).


As for the Clean 15, the nonorganic/ conventional items are safer to buy because those crops don't recieve as many pesticides during the growing process!


Let's get to the lists:


CLEAN 15:

1.)Avocado 2.) Sweet Corn 3.) Pinapple

4.) Onions 5.) Papaya 6.) Sweet Peas frozen

7.) Eggplant 8.) Aspasagus 9.) Cauliflower

10.) Cantaloupe 11.) Broccoli 12.) Mushrooms

13.) Cabbage 14.) Honeydew Melon 15.) Kiwi


DIRTY 12:

1.) Strawberries 2.) Spinach 3.) Kale

4.) Nectarines 5.) Apples 6.) Grapes

7.) Peaches 8.) Cherries 9.) Pears

10.) Tomatoes 11.) Celery 12.) Potatoes

+bonus 13.) Hot peppers


Comment below which one surprises you the most from either list!

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