The age old organic debate. Are organic foods healthier? If I can’t eat organic should I forgo eating fruits and veggies altogether (I am pretty sure I know the answer to this is NO!)?
According to the Environmental Working group the dirty dozen and the clean 15 refer respectively to the fruits and vegetables that are the most and least contaminated by pesticide use. The EWG recommends buying organic whenever possible; although the produce may not contain more nutrients you will be exposed to less pesticides.
The fruits and veggies with the most pesticides (The Dirty Dozen) are:
- Sweet bell peppers
- Cherry tomatoes
- Snap peas (imported)
And the fruits and veggies with the least pesticides (The Clean Fifteen) are:
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas (frozen)
- Sweet potatoes
What are your thoughts?