Walking through the produce section is no longer an easy endeavor. We end up standing there wondering which vegetables and fruits to buy organic if not all of them. Concurrently, if we do buy strictly organic our pocket books often times feel the strain so we end up foregoing the endeavor entirely.
The lists below were reported by the Environmental Working Group as the top "CLEAN" (low in pesticides) and "DIRTY" (high in pesticides) fruits and vegetables. According to the EWG two thirds of produced sampled in government studies were laden with pesticides.
Both of these lists below are to educate and inform you so that you can manage your budget while grocery shopping and ultimately strive to cut down on our exposure and ingestion of harmful toxins.
Save money and buy the vegetables and fruits on the "CLEAN" list in the regular produce section. Feel free to purchase them fresh or frozen. Frozen foods generally keep all of their nutrients because they are flash frozen shortly after they are harvested. Freezing them locks in their nutrients making them a healthy choice for your nutritional needs.