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Looking for clean produce? Every year, the Environmental Working Group puts out its list of the best and worst fruits and vegetables based on pesticide content. While it’s great to eat an exclusively all-organic diet, that’s not realistic for many of us. Use this guide to make savvy purchases where it matters most.
Clean produce — conventional versions of these fruits and veggies tend to be lower in pesticides.
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas (frozen)
- Honeydew Melon
The Dirty Dozen
The opposite of clean produce, conventional versions of these fruits and veggies are heavily pesticided, so you should buy organic whenever possible. We included a few of our favorite organic treats incorporating Dirty Dozen ingredients.
4. Kale, Collard, & Mustard Greens
10. Bell & Hot Peppers