Written by Marykate O’Malley, mother of three wonderful children, Gladwyne PA
It’s produce season friends and I couldn’t remember if corn was on the “dirty dozen” list or “clean 15” and thought I would share the results with you. It’s clean, yay! The Environmental Working Group creates a list every year of the foods with the most pesticides then those with the least. Here it is below.
I was just discussing pesticides with my son and why farmers use them, why they are bad for us and he says, “why don’t they grow crops in a greenhouse?” My idea guy!
It’s Cinco de Mayo so I had to use an avooado! My most favorite veggie – or is it a fruit – it has seeds. Wait, is a pit a seed? Anyone know?!
Here is the EWG list of the “Dirty Dozen” fruits and vegetables:
- Sweet bell peppers
- Cherry tomatoes
- Snap peas
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas (frozen)
- Cantaloupe (domestic)
- Sweet potatoes
I did not know cauliflower was on here! I am going to print this and keep in my car until I have it memorized. I have the dirty dozen down but can’t remember all the clean ones.