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Morning Hack: Are You Eating the Most Pesticide-Laden Produce?

Not all veggies and fruits are equal. Environmental Working Group released it’s 2018 Dirty Dozen list and we’re officially washing our produce five more times. 

According to the report, almost 70 percent of non-organic samples tested positive for at least one pesticide. For example, a single strawberry sample harbored 22 different pesticide and pesticide breakdown residues (!!!)

Researchers also found DDT, a neurotoxic insecticide banned in the U.S., in an alarming number of spinach samples.

So which foods do you need to be most careful with? See the list below as well as the “Clean 15” list to choose from instead.

PRODUCE WITH THE MOST PESTICIDES AND DIRT:

Strawberries

Spinach

Nectarines

Apples

Peaches

Pears

Cherries

Grapes

Celery

Tomatoes

Sweet Bell Peppers

Potatoes

CLEANEST PRODUCE:

Avocados

Sweet Corn

Pineapples

Cabbage

Onions

Frozen Sweet Peas

Papayas

Asparagus

Mangos

Eggplant

Honeydew

Kiwi

Cantaloupe

Cauliflower

Broccoli

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