Last week’s “Hot Tip” featured the “dirty dozen,” the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues. Well, here is the “clean 15,” also put together by the Environmental Working Group, it covers the produce with the lowest levels of pesticide residues.
Sure, organic is preferred, for health, for the farm workers who spend their days around these chemicals, and for the environment. That said, when faced with an organically-grown melon that is twice the price of a conventionally-grown one, sometimes frugality wins out. Plus, organic isn’t always available. To help keep you informed of the best choices for your family, here is the “Clean 15:”
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas
- Sweet Potato
- Honeydew Melon
For more information about the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15, go to www.foodnews.org.