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The Dirtiest & Cleanest Fruits and Vegetables

Each year the The Environmental Working Group (EWG) ranks the dirtiest & cleanest fruits and vegetables according to pesticide residue. Washing and peeling does not necessarily get rid of the residue. Although I wold always choose organic, the clean list gives you options when purchasing!


The American Cancer Society’s most recent evaluation of the probability of getting cancer is 2 in 3 men and 1 in 3 women. This information, although alarming, is meant to give you an idea of just how important it is to monitor your intake of certain foods that have been affiliated with producing cancer cells in the body.


The Dirty List - Strawberries being the worst!

1. Strawberries

2. Spinach

3. Kale, collard & mustard greens

4. Peaches

5. Pears

6. Nectarines

7. Apples

8. Grapes

9. Bell & Hot Peppers

10. Cherries

11. Blueberries

12. Green Beans


I would also add Peanut Butter to this dirty list!


The Clean List - Avocados being the best!

Testing does not include Round Up (Glyphosate) which is used on GMO corn.

1. Avocados

2. Sweet corn - non-GMO

3. Pineapple

4. Onions

5. Papaya - non-GMO

6. Sweet peas (frozen)

7. Asparagus

8. Honeydew melon

9. Kiwi

10. Cabbage

11. Mushrooms

12. Mangoes

13. Sweet Potatoes

14. Watermelon

15. Carrots

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