Fruit's Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group is a great source for education on toxins and protecting our kids. They conducted a recent study to find out which fruits and veggies retained the most toxins when grown using pesticides. They then ranked the foods, to give ideas on which foods are most important to buy organic. Here is their top twelve:

Peach (highest pesticide load)
Apple
Sweet Bell Pepper
Celery
Nectarine
Strawberries
Cherries
Kale
Lettuce
Grapes - Imported
Carrot
Pear


Avocado and Onion came in as the safest. You can see the whole list, including scores, at EWG's website.

2 comments:

  1. This is a very important list. The hardest part is convincing extended family members that not all produce is created equal, and that I'm not just neurotic!

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  2. It kind of freaks me out that you read my mind. I was just thinking yesterday,
    "I wonder which fruits and veggies hold the most toxins?" I'm not even making that up.

    So thank you! No more wondering. (about that.)

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