Dirty Dozen Fruits and Veggies

Some fruits and veggies require more pesticides that others, and the Environmental Working Group just released the list of the fruits and veggies that have the most pesticide residue.  For these, it’s best to buy organic or grow them yourselves.  But if you can’t afford organic produce or don’t have time to garden, you can wash them with veggie soaps or select other veggies and fruit that you can peel. 

Bottom line: don’t skip the veggies and fruit!  Most people don’t get enough in their diets and this message is not intended to scare you into eating less fruits and vegetables!

The Dirty Dozen 

1. Strawberries
2. Spinach
3. Nectarines
4. Apples
5. Peaches
6. Pears
7. Cherries
8. Grapes
9. Celery
10. Tomatoes
11. Sweet bell pepper
12. Potatoes

Buy these organic – if you can.  Always wash your produce before eating.  Eat lots of healthy and fresh vegetables and fruit.