Organic or not?

Organic or not? Many people can’t afford to buy all organic all the time. But you don’t have to buy all organic produce to reduce your risk for chemical contamination. This list from the Environmental Working Group tells you which fruits and vegetables contain the most chemicals and which ones are least contaminated. Use it when shopping to help make the best choices for you and your family – even if you can’t buy entirely organic foods.

12 Most Contaminated / Dirty Dozen

1. Apples 2. Celery 3. Strawberries 4. Peaches 5. Spinach 6. Nectarines (Imported) 7. Grapes (Imported) 8. Sweet bell peppers 9. Potatoes 10. Blueberries (Domestic) 11. Lettuce 12. Kale / collard greens

15 Least Contaminated / Clean 15

1. Onions 2. Corn 3. Pineapples 4. Avocado 5. Asparagus 6. Sweet Peas 7. Mangoes 8. Eggplant 9. Cantaloupe (Domestic) 10. Kiwi 11. Cabbage 12. Watermelon 13. Sweet potatoes 14. Grapefruit 15. Mushrooms

Kelly Krekelberg Health Coach