EWG 2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Produce List

We all know that buying fruits and vegetables laden with chemicals and pesticides can’t be good. Buying organic can also be expensive. If you can’t afford to purchase all organic food, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) creates a list each year. The Dirty Dozen are the foods most likely to have higher amounts of pesticides. See what the list added for 2017:

If you can only buy a certain amount of food as organic, make sure it’s these:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches (new to the Dirty Dozen list this year)
  6. Pears
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Sweet Bell Peppers
  12. Potatoes
  13. Hot Peppers (tied for 12th)

The EWG also releases the Clean 15, which include 15 fruits and vegetables with the lowest amount of pesticide residue:

  1. Sweet Corn
  2. Avocados
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Sweet Peas (frozen)
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangos
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honey Dew Melon
  12. Kiwi
  13. Catelope
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Grapefruit

We purchase as much organic grown produce as we can find, how about you?

~Kerri, The Living Large Lady

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