Last week we shared the “Dirty Dozen” list – a group of 12 fruits and vegetables found to be high in pesticide content.
In an attempt to raise awareness about pesticide use, the Environment Working Group reviewed 100,000 produce pesticide reports from the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and put together a list of the “Dirty Dozen”, or those that contain the highest amount of pesticide residues.
According to the Environmental Working Group’s Amy Rosenthal, if you want to reduce pesticide exposure you do not have to go 100 percent organic: “You can reduce your exposure to pesticides by up to 80 percent by buying the organic version of the “Dirty Dozen,” she says.
Now we’re ready for the “Clean 15.” These are the 15 fruits and vegetables that the EWG claims are relatively clean of pesticide residues.
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet peas
- Kiwi fruit
- Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Onions