Organic vs. Conventional: The Clean Fifteen

Organic vs. Conventional: The Clean Fifteen

Last week, I shared Environmental Working Group’s 2014 Dirty Dozen: a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables that tested highest for pesticide residue – a group that, in my opinion, should really only be consumed if organic. Today I want to shed light on the happier end of the spectrum: EWG’s Clean Fifteen.

These are the 15 fruits and vegetables that had the lowest pesticide residues when tested. Although I still feel it’s incredibly important to buy and consume organic (and local!) whenever possible, there are bound to be times when that just can’t happen. And that, my friends, is when you should reach for these items:

For more information, and to see the full list of foods tested, go here.

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