While it is always more beneficial to your health to eat fresh fruits and vegetables than not, it is important to be aware of the high amounts of pesticides in conventional produce, and be smart about your purchases.
Here is a helpful shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce. On the left are the “Dirty Dozen” representing produce with the highest amount of pesticides. You should buy these items organic if you can. On the right, the “Clean Fifteen” represent produce that have the lowest amount of pesticides are the safest to eat in their conventional form.
Check out Food News to find out more information about pesticides in produce. Stay informed!