Making every bite count

11 July 2007

The Dirty Dozen

According to foodnews.org, these are the dirtiest plants, with the most pesticide residue:
  1. apples
  2. bell peppers
  3. celery
  4. cherries
  5. imported grapes
  6. nectarines (the highest)
  7. peaches
  8. pears
  9. potatoes
  10. raspberries
  11. spinach
  12. strawberries

The "cleanest" produce is:

  1. asparagus (seriously, don't buy asparagus out of season though. It's just not the same as that fresh, green, spring crop!)
  2. avocados
  3. bananas
  4. broccoli
  5. cauliflower
  6. corn
  7. kiwis
  8. mangoes
  9. onions
  10. papayas
  11. pineapple
  12. peas

* From "The Ethical Gourmet"

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1 Comments:

At 15 July, 2007 19:36 , Anonymous Katie said...

I totally just ate an apple without washing it... am I going to die?

 

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