The Clean Foods……Fruits and Veggies That are Safe(r) to Buy Traditional

May 26, 2012

We talked dirty yesterday ( and now we are going to talk clean.  Organic food can be expense so here is a list of fruits and vegetables that are safe to buy without going organic.  The Environmental Working Group found that 90% of the samples of the top three fruits and vegetables on the list contained no pesticides at all. And very few samples of any of the top 15 showed more than one kind of pesticide.  As you will notice these are the fruits and vegetables that naturally have thick skins of protection.  A rule of thumb to think about is…..if you do not eat the skin, it is probably safe to go the traditional route and save some money. 

Here’s the full list of the most pesticide-free fruits and vegetables in non-organic form:

1. Onions

2. Sweet Corn

3. Pineapple

4. Avocado

5. Asparagus

6. Sweet Peas (Frozen)

7. Mangos

8. Eggplant

9. Cantaloupe (Domestic)

10. Kiwi

11. Cabbage

12. Watermelon

13. Sweet Potatoes

14. Grapefruit

15. Mushrooms

Come back tomorrow when we will close out the weeks “diet” theme with a blog discussing tips on how to get your picky eater to eat more fruits and vegetables.


Another look at the “dirty foods” can be found here:

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Azucena September 12, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Fantastic post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
I’d be verry thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.


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