EWG Guide to Eating Food Without Pesticides

Looking for food without pesticides?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its annual list of fruits and vegetables that are the 'Dirty Dozen' and the 'Clean 15'. These are the lists of foods that contain the most pesticides and the foods containing the least amount of pesticides, providing us a guide to eating foods without pesticides.

The Dirty Dozen is a list of the foods the are most likely to be contaminated by pesticides. The Dirty Dozen includes apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, hot peppers, nectarines (imported), peaches, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, sweet peppers, kale and summer squash. Although eating a diet rich in fruit in vegetables outweighs the risk of foods contaminated with pesticides, washing your fruit will always help remove contaminants. To avoid the Dirty Dozen altogether, you can purchase organic fruits and vegetables. Organic food that is grown without pesticides. They often cost more than traditional foods. A great place to find organic fruits and vegetables is your local farmers market or co-op.

The Clean 15 includes asparagus, avocados, cabbage, cantaloupe, sweet corn, eggplant, grapefruit, kiwi, mangoes, mushrooms, onions, papayas, pineapple, sweet peas and sweet potatoes. These are the least likely food grown without pesticides. Don't forget to wash these too! Learn more about how to eat clean: 15 and find fruits and vegetables with the least amount of pesticides.
The Environmental Working Group Food News

To read the full article from EWG visit EWG's 2013 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

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