So many choices. What Organic produce should you buy for your family?
The nonprofit, Environmental Working Group has tagged a list of twelve fruits and vegetables it says are the "worst" – (containing the most harmful chemical residues)and fifteen it says are the "best" with the recommendation to buy organic when buying the "worst." Additionally, The Organic Center has a free, downloadable and printable "Pocket Guide www.organic-center.org/reportfiles/TOC_Pocket_Guide.pdf," with a list of produce that passes the greatest pesticide risk per serving.
THE DIRTY DOZEN
Peaches - Apples - Bell Peppers - Celery - Nectarines - Strawberries - Cherries - Kale - Lettuce
Grapes (imported) - Carrots - Pears
THE CLEAN 15
Lowest organic produce in pesticides - Purchase these whenever possible.
Onion - Avocado - Sweet Corn
Pineapple - Mango - Asparagus
Sweet Peas - Kiwi - Cabbage
Eggplant - Papaya - Watermelon
Broccoli - Tomato - Sweet Potato