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“Dirty” Foods in Clean 15 ™ List

What if you know the value of consuming organic but it isn’t practical to buy organic all the time?

Check this post to find out why you should care about avoiding pesticides, what difference avoiding pesticides make in your life and if washing and peeling help reduce pesticide overload.

Clean 15 ™ list from Environmental Working Group helps you decide when you can save money by buying produce that is grown conventionally.  The list aims to rank produce with the least pesticide load. The Dirty Dozen ™ List  from EWG Environmental Working Group list aims to rank the fruits with the most pesticide residue. A few extra pennies spent on organic for these twelve fruits and vegetables in particular will go a long way towards protecting your health. When it comes to these 12 “dirtiest” crops, BUY ORGANIC!

These are 2017 list of foods on the Clean 15 ™ that are less likely to be contaminated with pesticides:

  • Sweet corn*
  • Avocado
  • Pinapples
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Sweet peas
  • Papayas **
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Eggplant
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Grapefruit

Safe Foods Not on the Clean 15 ™ List

Here are foods that are produced conventionally that are safe to consume but are not on the Clean 15 list:

Produce like melons, citrus fruits, bananas, squashes which have thick skins or rinds, which can be removed.
Quinoa: The tough outer coating is nearly impermeable to pests, so growers don’t spray it.
Maple Syrup: Real maple syrup is forest-harvested from untreated trees.

“Dirty” Foods in the Clean 15 ™ List

These are foods that are on the Clean 15 list that aren’t safe to consume.

* personally, I haven’t bought corn organic or not since 2011. With the 3 decades of it being genetically modified, there is a chance of cross contamination even if organic. Plus Modern Corn is very different than Ancient Corn. It is A LOT more starchy and A LOT less protein.

** Only buy organic Papaya. They are heavily genetically modified.

This is just a little piece of a much bigger piece that I am happy to share with you.

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