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2023 EWG guide to pesticides in produce

March 31, 2023 by

A critical part of a healthy diet includes a combination of fruits and vegetables. Still, many of us of are weary of consuming fruits and vegetables with potentially harmful pesticides, even after they are washed, peeled or scrubbed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit and non-partisan environmental and health activist group, found more than 70% of non-organic fresh produce sold in the US containing residues of potentially harmful pesticides. Their Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen fruits and vegetables will help you make better choices.

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EWG’s Dirty Dozen for 2023

  • strawberries
  • spinach
  • kale/collard/mustard greens
  • peaches
  • pears
  • nectarines
  • apples
  • grapes
  • bell & hot peppers
  • cherries
  • blueberries
  • green beans

EWG’s Clean Fifteen for 2023

  • avocados
  • sweet corn
  • pineapple
  • onions
  • papaya
  • frozen sweet peas
  • asparagus
  • honeydew melon
  • kiwi
  • cabbage
  • mushrooms
  • mangoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • watermelon
  • carrots

Go to EWG’s guide and full summary.

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