Every year the “Environmental Working Group” brings out two important lists called the “Dirty Dozen and the “Clean Fifteen”. Foods having the most pesticides and foods having the least pesticide residue on them. Extremely useful information for people like me who don’t want to go organic with all foods. If you are the same, you may want to read my post on ” Going Organic Without Breaking The Bank.” Foods having high pesticide contamination can be top priority ” To buy ” organic or you could wash these foods with a Fruit/Veggie wash to remove harmful residue. I have a home-made version of the produce wash using vinegar, baking soda and lemon which costs only a few cents. The fruits and vegetables on “The Dirty Dozen” list, when conventionally grown, tested positive for at least 47 different chemicals, with some testing for more that. Yikes !! Almost like consuming a chemical cocktail !! Whether you’re buying organic or “Washing with the Wash”…. just try to get most of the pesticide off before you eat these goodies !
The Dirty Dozen !!
Check back next week for a list of the Clean 15.