Here’s Your Clean 15!

Clean 15

Here’s Your Clean 15!

Yesterday I gave you your “Dirty Dozen” which are the top 12 produce items you should buy organic or avoid if conventional. The good news is that there is a “Clean 15”! These are the vegetables and fruits that are the least contaminated by pesticides. I always recommend organic but if you are on a tight budget or the produce is not available, you can feel a little less concerned about consuming these conventional options.

1. Avocados
2. Sweet Corn*
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbage
5. Sweet Peas (frozen)
6. Onions
7. Asparagus
8. Mangoes
9. Papayas*
10. Kiwi
11. Eggplant
12. Grapefruit
13. Cantaloupe
14. Cauliflower
15. Sweet Potatoes

*I would just like to note that I realize corn and papaya is on this list. This list just measures pesticides. It is not taking into consideration GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). In these two cases, I would always buy organic.

 

EWG Full List of Analyzed Pesticides

Lower numbers = more pesticides

1. Apples
2. Peaches
3. Nectarines
4. Strawberries
5. Grapes
6. Celery
7. Spinach
8. Sweet Bell Peppers
9. Cucumbers
10. Cherry Tomatoes
11. Snap Peas (Imported)
12. Potatoes
13. Hot Peppers
14. Blueberries, Domestic
15. Lettuce
16. Kale/ Collards
17. Cherries
18. Plums
19. Pears
20. Green Beans
21. Raspberries
22. Winter Squash
23. Tangerines
24. Blueberries, Imported
25. Carrots
26. Summer Squash
27. Broccoli
28. Snap Peas, Domestic
29. Green Onions
30. Bananas
31. Oranges
32. Tomatoes
33. Watermelon
34. Honeydew Melon
35. Mushrooms
36. Sweet Potatoes
37. Cauliflower
38. Cantaloupe
39. Grapefruit
40. Eggplant
41. Kiwi
42. Papayas
43. Mangoes
44. Asparagus
45. Onions
46. Sweet Peas- Frozen
47. Cabbage
48. Pineapples
49. Corn
50. Avocado

Here’s Your Clean 15!

Tracy

Hi! I am Tracy Posillico. Our lives were turned right-side up when our daughter was diagnosed with cancer. We learned to eat better, live well and love hard. Follow me as I raise funds as awareness for Pediatric Cancer and share my love of Health. Always BELIEVE-ing

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