The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen
According to the Environmental Working Group, the following are the dirtiest and the cleanest fruits and vegetables with regard to their pesticide load.
These dirty fruits and veggies may take more than a soak and a gentle scrubbing to make them safe to eat. In fact, you might want to buy organic when it comes to these items:
3. Sweet bell peppers
10. Imported grapes
On the flip side, this list comprises what’s considered the cleanest produce, though I still recommend washing each of these thoroughly:
Now that you know how to clean your food, you can start doling out advice like Produce Pete from The Daily Show. But whatever you do, pass it on. This is one bit of knowledge that’s important for all of us.