You have probably heard of the “dirty dozen” and “clean 15″ at some point in your life. The Dirty Dozen are the fruit and vegetables that are most contaminated with pesticides, and should always be bought organic (you would never catch me eating one of these plants non-organic). The Clean Fifteen are those plant foods which are least likely to test positive for pesticides, thus, you can safely buy these foods non-organically.
Analyses of American produce have shown that if you choose five servings of fresh produce from the Clean Fifteen rather than the Dirty Dozen, you can lower the amount of pesticides you consume by 92%!
Below is a shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce which you can print out and bring with you to the grocery store to help guide you on which fruit and vegetables to buy organic. By clicking on the image below, you will be brought to another page which will bring up a much larger version of the shopping list.
Click the image above to get a full-sized PDF that you can print out and bring with you to the grocery store!
Article source: Live Love Fruit