Organic Matters

Hello HCGers,

Have you heard of the dirty dozen or the clean 15?  Culled from the FDA and USDA data for the “dirty dozen” most likely to be contaminated with pesticide  presented side-by-side lists of “clean 15” foods with the lowest pesticide risk.  This is perhaps the most useful shopper’s cheat sheet ever invented.  Both lists were just updated in June and few foods changed in their rankings. 

The Dirty Dozen (Buy these Organic Always)

1. Celery

2. Peaches

3. Strawberries

4. Apples

5. Blueberries

6. Nectarines

7. Bell Peppers

8. Spinach

9. Cherries

10. Kale/Collard Greens

11. Potatoes

12. Grapes (imported)

The Clean 15 (lowest in pesticides)

1. Onions

2. Avocado

3. Sweet Corn

4. Pineapple

5. Mangoes

6. Sweet peas

7. Asparagus

8. Kiwifruit

9. Cabbage

10. Eggplant

11. Cantaloupe

12. Watermelon

13. Grapefruit

14. Sweet Potatoes

15. Honeydew Melon

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