Friday, April 30, 2010

The New Dirty Dozen List

If you're considering switching to organic food, it can be overwhelming to do so all at once. Thankfully, there is an annual "Dirty Dozen" list of produce that contain the most residual pesticides & it is recommended to buy organic versions of these items. Typically these items are thin skinned (or no skin, such as leafy vegetables) & therefore the pesticides actually get into the flesh of the fruit/veggie.

This year, celery takes the number one spot. Additionally, blueberries & spinach are on the list (come on, after the spinach/e.coli issue recently, that's not surprising!). Here is the list:
  1. Celery
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Bell Peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Kale
  10. Cherries
  11. Potatoes
  12. Grapes

You can read the entire article here if you're interested.

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