Step1Know your produce! The Environmental Work Group, EWG, tested 45 types of conventionally grown produce and came up with a list ranking from the most polluted to least polluted with pesticide. This list is helpful in determining which produce to buy organic, with a reduced levels of pesticide, and which produce are relatively safe to buy conventionally grown if you are trying to save money.
Step2Often referred to as the “Dirty Dozen” are the 12 fruits or vegetables with the highest concentrations of pesticides. They are as follows:
Sweet Bell Peppers
Grapes - Imported
Step3The least polluted produce is as follows:
Step4For a detailed list of all tested produce and the level of pesticide found visit the EWG link below.