List of dirty and clean produce for 2019 released

Health

How clean is the produce you’re buying?

Every year the non-profit Environmental Working Group puts out a list called the “dirty dozen”.

It ranks produce on pesticide levels after it has been washed and peeled. 

Related: FDA: Wash your avocados before eating them

Some of the repeat offenders are strawberries and spinach. New to the list this year is kale.

In contrast, the group also puts out a list of the “clean fifteen.”

The top three on that list are avocados, sweet corn, and pineapples. 

The rankings are based on more than 40,000 fruit and vegetable samples tested by the FDA. 

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