You could have heard of the “Soiled Dozen,” however what concerning the “Clear Fifteen”?
Simply as fruit and veggies with essentially the most pesticides are listed, non-organic produce objects with considerably much less pesticide residues are additionally ranked by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit group that primarily focuses on making the setting more healthy.
Every listing in EWG’s 2023 Shopper’s Information to Pesticides in Produce relies on federal information of over 46,000 samples of 46 fruit and veggies that have been examined for pesticides.
In contrast to strawberries and spinach, which topped the “Soiled Dozen,” avocados and candy corn landed the highest two spots within the “Clear Fifteen.” Pineapples and cabbage additionally made the listing.
The ‘Clear Fifteen’ 2023
These are the highest 15 produce objects with “the bottom quantity of pesticide residues”:
- Candy corn
- Candy peas (frozen)
- Honeydew melon
- Candy potatoes
“Virtually 65 p.c of Clear Fifteen fruit and vegetable samples had no detectable pesticide residues,” EWG’s report notes.
All samples from the highest six produce objects on the listing did not check optimistic for greater than three pesticides. And for avocados and candy corn, “lower than two p.c of samples confirmed any detectable pesticides.”