The Clean 15

There are many reasons for choosing organic over conventionally-grown produce. Certainly, the presence of pesticides in our food supply is a very real concern. The Environmental Working Group has identified the twelve most contaminated conventionally-grown fruits and vegetableshttp://www.asparagus.org/pics/beauty.jpg (listed in a previous post) as well as the 15 least contaminated. The Clean 15 are:

1.  Onions

2.  Sweet corn

3.  Pineapple

4.  Avocado

5.  Asparagus

6.  Sweet peas

7.  Mangoes

8.  Eggplant

9.  Cantaloupe (domestic)

10. Kiwifruit

11.  Cabbage

12.  Watermelon

13.  Sweet potatoes

14.  Grapefruit

15.  Mushrooms

This is good news for my budget! Sweet potatoes, peas and asparagus are client favorites, mango sorbet and watermelon soup are wonderful summertime treats, and I have a new recipe using eggplant, onions, and mushrooms that I want to try.  Keeping both of these lists handy helps me shop healthy AND smart.

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