Whether you are on a budget and need to prioritize your organic purchases, or you would simply like to know which type of produce has the highest pesticide residues—and which do not—the following guide from the Environmental Working Group will help.

12 Most Contaminated

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
  • Greens, all
  • Green beans
  • Blueberries

12 Least Contaminated

  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya

Mandy’s palate is easy to please, she likes to try new flavors and cuisine. She prefers organics (of the dirty dozen at least) and could do without eggplant most days of the week.

Matthew’s a genius in the kitchen his wife likes to boast, for without that skill our marriage would be burnt toast. His appetite is quenched by fresh veggies of all colors, stir fried, re-fried, french fried, it doesn’t matter!

Cedar’s a good eater, has been from the beginning, You’d think her first word would have been ball or banana but it was broccoli!

Gryffin’s adventurous at the table preferring fusion cuisine as we like to call it, when he dips and mixes sauces of ketchup and grape jelly for things like carrot sticks and green beans! His most recent adventure was crunched potato chips in his shredded wheats!

Hey, lets discuss food dislikes and organic preferences. I loathe eggplant. It gives me the craps. Lol and tmi. Would you be open to looking at the dirty dozen foods and prioritizing organic s for them along w soy and corn? Matthews big on avoiding GMOs and at this time organic is the only way to ensure corn and soy are non gmo. I’m not a huge fan of soy in general, prefer rice and almond milks, but of course some soy is ok. Cedar doesn’t enjoy tofu but I’m open to continuing to encourage her and expose her.


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