Health

Clean 15

We’ve told you about an American food safety watchdog’s Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue. Now here’s the opposite number, the Clean 15. When the US Department of Agriculture tested these 15 fruits and vegetables, the least amount of residue was found on them. The Environmental Working Group says that consumers who choose five servings of fruits and vegetables a day from the Clean 15 can lower the volume of pesticides they consume by 92 percent.

So here’s the list:

  1. Onions
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocado
  5. Asparagus
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Mangoes
  8. Eggplant
  9. Cantaloupe – domestic
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms

Buying these conventionally grown fruits and vegetables will help you stay within your budget while limiting your exposure to harmful pesticides.

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