Consuming fresh fruit and vegetables daily may reduce the risks of some diseases and ensure better health. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) state that it is important to reduce the risk of pesticides as much as possible. However, if organic food is not accessible, then consuming conventional fruits and vegetables is far better than consuming no fruits and vegetables at all.
The EWG's shopper's guide to pesticides helps you to determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and which are the most important to buy organic.
The fruits and vegetables that rank the highest in pesticide load are commonly called The Dirty Dozen, and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) advises that the following fruits and vegetables have the highest amount of pesticide residue. The Clean Fifteen is included due to the fact that they have a minimal amount of pesticides.
The EWG suggests that if you can’t afford to buy all organic produce, you should at least buy organic versions of these 12 items.
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