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Environmental group adds 3 vegetables to its annual Dirty Dozen list

Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press on

Published in Health & Fitness

Along with the Dirty Dozen list, EWG releases its list of fruits and vegetables that contain the least amount of pesticides. At the top of that list is the beloved avocado. Also, on the list are asparagus, cabbage, and cauliflower — all known as nutritional all-stars.

To help consumers the AFF provides an easy-to-use risk at safefruitsandveggies.com showing how many servings of a specific fruit or vegetable one would have to eat without any effect on the highest amount of pesticide residue the USDA recorded.

With bell peppers that would be 196 servings for a woman in one day.

To handle fruits and vegetables safely, the FDA recommends washing them before eating or using.

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EWG'S LIST OF MOST CONTAMINATED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Strawberries Spinach Kale, collard and mustard greens Nectarines Apples Grapes Cherries Peaches Pears Bell and hot Peppers Celery Tomatoes

EWG'S CLEAN 15

Avocados Sweet corn* Pineapple Onions Papaya* Sweet peas (frozen) Eggplant Asparagus Broccoli Cabbage Kiwi Cauliflower Mushrooms Honeydew melon Cantaloupe

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