Apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, hot peppers, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, and sweet bell peppers. Those all seem like healthy foods, but according to the recently released Environmental Working Group 2013 list of pesticides concentrations in produce, those fruits and vegetables aren’t so healthy.
If you want to avoid eating produce with a side of pesticides, but can’t afford to buy 100 percent organic the EWG recommends buying organic apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, hot peppers, imported nectarines, peaches, potatoes, spinach, strawberries and sweet bell peers. Those are the Dirty Dozen, the fruits and vegetables with the highest concentrations of pesticides.
The fruits and vegetables with the lowest concentration of pesticides, the Clean Fifteen are: asparagus, avocado, cabbage, cantaloupe, corn, eggplant, grapefruit, kiwi, mango, mushrooms, onions, papayas, pineapples, frozen sweet peas and sweet potatoes.