Going organic can help you protect your family from pesticides and fertilizer residues, but as we all know, organic produce is typically more expensive. If you're like many of us, you simply may not have room in your grocery budget to buy solely organic produce.
Not all fruits and veggies are as likely to be tainted with chemicals; each year, the Environmental Working Group releases findings about which fruits and veggies are the "dirtiest" and which are the cleanest. You can use the information from this study to help you decide when to go organic and when regular produce is a safe bet.
According to EWG, the following fruits and veggies have the highest rate of contamination:
Sweet bell peppers
Kale and collard greens
The cleanest veggies and fruits are:
If you have a difficult time finding organic fruits and veggies in your local area, you can also remove pesticides and fertilizer residues using Eat Cleaner produce wipes. This all-natural cleaner removes chemicals, bacteria and dirt from fruits and veggies and was developed with the help of a physician.
Do you have any tips for finding organic fruits and veggies? Share them in the Comments section.
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