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The Most Important Foods to Buy Organic

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Have you been confused about what products have the most pesticides, and which fruits and veggies you should spend the extra money on for organic options?

The Environmental Working Group, based in Washington, D.C. released its 2011 list of foods with the most pesticides (a.k.a. The Dirty Dozen”) versus those considered “clean,” in the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides.”

The Dirty Dozen (Buy These Organic)
Apples
Celery
Strawberries
Peaches
Spinach
Nectarines (Imported)
Grapes (Imported)
Sweet Bell Peppers
Potatoes
Blueberries (Domestic)
Lettuce
Kale/Collard Greens

Clean 15 (Lowest in Pesticides)
Onions
Sweet Corn
Pineapples
Avocado
Asparagus
Sweet peas
Mangoes
Eggplant
Cantaloupe (Domestic)
Kiwi
Cabbage
Watermelon
Sweet Potatoes
Grapefruit
Mushrooms

 

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