12 Fruits & Vegetables Worth Buying Organic
I saw this report on CNN the other day (w/Sanjay Gupta). He noted, that if you're eating non-organic celery today, you may be ingesting 67 pesticides with it, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.
Most alarming are the fruits and vegetables dubbed the "Dirty Dozen," which contain 47 to 67 pesticides per serving. These foods are believed to be most susceptible because they have soft skin that tends to absorb more pesticides.
The group suggests limiting consumption of pesticides by purchasing organic for the following 12 fruits and vegetables. You can reduce your exposure to pesticides by up to 80 percent by buying the organic version of the Dirty Dozen.
The Dirty Dozen
Not all non-organic fruits and vegetables have a high pesticide level. Some produce has a strong outer layer that provides a defense against pesticide contamination. The group found a number of non-organic fruits and vegetables dubbed the "Clean 15" that contained little to no pesticides.
The Clean 15