Which non-organic foods contain the most pesticides?
The next time someone questions how much you spend on organic food and tries to tell you that it’s not worth it, tell them this…
A recent government residue check in the US found that a single grape tested positive for 15 different pesticides!
Environmental Working Group has completed a series of tests and revealed the ‘dirty dozen’ foods that have the highest concentration of pesticides.
Now, it is important to stress that whilst this list is shocking, it shouldn’t stop you from eating fresh produce and turning to processed foods. There are ways to reduce pesticide build up on fruits and vegetables (click here for more info) BUT the best way to avoid these nasties in your produce is to BUY ORGANIC.
Over 32,000 pieces of produce were tested by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
So, which non-organic foods are on the dirty dozen list?
1. Apples – for the 4th year in a row
7. Sweet Bell Peppers
8. Nectarines (Imported)
10. Cherry Tomatoes
11. Snap Peas (Imported)
+ Hot Peppers
+ Kale/Collard Greens
If you regularly eat any of the produce above, swapping to an organic alternative will mean that harmful toxins from pesticides remain out of your body. There have been significant links between pesticides and cancer – particularly in children so really think before you buy non organic produce. There are also links between pesticides and food allergies, infertility and diabetes.
Watch this clip from the highly acclaimed ‘Food Matters’ film.
The Clean 15
So, a little bit of good news amongst all this doom and gloom…
The following ‘clean fifteen’ foods contained the least amount of pesticides when tested;
2. Sweet Corn
5. Sweet Peas (Frozen)
15. Sweet Potatoes
Then you have to remove toxins!
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