The Clean 15

24 April, 2017 ,

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 2017 version of  the 12 foods having the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions.  At the opposite end of the contamination spectrum, here’s the list of Foods That You Don’t Have to Buy Organic also known as the ‘Clean 15′:

Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn*
Avocado
Avocado
Pineapples
Pineapples
Cabbage
Cabbage
Onions
Onions
Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas
Papaya
Papaya*
Asparagus
Asparagus
Mangoes
Mangoes
Eggplant
Eggplant
Honey Dew Melon
Honey Dew Melon
Kiwi
Kiwi
Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe
Cauliflower
Cauliflower
Grapefruit
Grapefruit

 

* A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.

Healthy Meal Plans from SOSCuisineList and images: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/clean_fifteen_list.php

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Cinzia Cuneo

Cinzia Cuneo, founder of SOSCuisine.com, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

2 Responses to “The Clean 15”

May 16, 2014 at 8:34 am, Louise said:

I’m surprised to see corn on this list given that it is considered a GMO food.

Cinzia Cuneo

May 16, 2014 at 8:48 am, Cinzia said:

Hi Louise, given that it is GMO, it needs less pesticides…..

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