Thursday, 5 December 2013

The Clean 15 vs. The Dirty Dozen

Want to know what non-organic produce uses the least pesticide and what uses the most? Let's see.

The Clean Fifteen :)
- Top Produce with the Least Pesticide    

1. Onion
2. Avocado
3. Sweet Corn
4. Pineapples
5. Mango
6. Sweet Pea
7. Asparagus
8. Kiwi Fruits
9. Cabbage
10. Eggplant
11. Cantaloupe
12. Watermelon
13. Grapefruits
14. Sweet Potato
15. Sweet Onion
The Dirty Dozen :-(
- Produce with the highest Pesticide Residue

1. Celery
2. Peach
3. Strawberry
4. Apple
5. Blueberry
6. Nectarine
7. Capsicum
8. Spinach, Kale, Collard Green
9. Cherry
10. Potato
11. Grape
12. Lettuce

*The Dirty Dozen* are reported to contain 47-67 Pesticides per serving!

Other items with high pesticide residue include fatty meats, milk, chocolate, wine and coffee.