Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Dirty Dozen

(photo from here)
According to, the following are the 12 "cleanest" and 12 "dirtiest" fruits and veggies out there as far as pesticide usage is concerned.

Listed in Order:

Dirty Dozen – Peaches, Apples, Sweet Bell Peppers, Celery, Nectarines, Strawberries, Cherries, Lettuce, Grapes (imported), Pears, Spinach, Potatoes

Cleanest 12 – Onions, Avocado, Sweet Corn (frozen), Pineapples, Mango, Sweet Peas (frozen), Asparagus, Kiwi, Bananas, Cabbage, Broccoli, Eggplant

Note to self- consider this info before buying non organic fruits and vegetables, and remember to wash everything when I get home.

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