EWG Shopper's Guide to Buying Organic Produce | National Health Association

EWG Shopper's Guide to Buying Organic Produce

AVOID THE MOST CONTAMINATED PRODUCE AND CHOOSE THE LEAST CONTAMINATED:  For several years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been testing the pesticide content of produce and producing a very helpful Shopper's Guide to help consumers determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residence and are the most important to buy organic as well as those with the least residues and are safter to purchase conventionally.

The 2013 "Dirty Dozen Plus" include:
Apples
Celery
Cherry Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Grapes
Hot Peppers
Nectarines--imported
Peaches
Potatoes
Spinach
Strawberries
Sweet Bell Peppers
Kale/Collard Greens
Summer Squash

The 2013 "Clean Fifteen" include:
Asparagus
Avocados
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Sweet Corn
Eggplant
Grapefruit
Kiwi
Mangoes
Mushrooms
Onions
Papayas
Pineapples
Sweet Peas--frozen
Sweet Potatoes