Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Dirty Dozen

Admittedly, it's hard to focus this week.   So I'm going to stick with some basics and things I'd like to have noted.   We all have heard of the "dirty dozen", the produce recognized by the FDA as having the highest pesticide count.   It is especially important for young ones to limit their exposure to these harmful chemicals.  As always, we'll do the best we can. 

12 Most Contaminated
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
12 Least Contaminated
  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya
(source: The Environmental Working Group)