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Most & Least Contaminated Produce Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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

Apples – Celery -Cherry Tomatoes – Cucumbers – Grapes – Hot Peppers – Nectarines (Imported) – Peaches – Potatoes – Spinach – Strawberries – Sweet Bell Peppers – Kale/Collard Greens – Summer Squash

15 Least Contaminated

Asparagus – Avocados – Cabbage – Cantaloupe – Sweet Corn – Eggplant – Grapefruit – Kiwi – Mangos – Mushrooms – Onions – Papayas – Pineapples – Sweet Peas (Frozen) – Sweet Potatoes

Best Regards,

Ann Kowalski – Health Coach