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:
Sweet Bell Peppers
Frozen Sweet Peas