Learn about the ‘dirty dozen’
That $4 organic avocado got you stymied? Good news: According to the Environmental Working Group, some produce retains relatively low pesticide loads, including avocados, onions, pineapples, mangos and sweet frozen corn. However, other produce retains pesticides at much higher levels. Here’s a list of their so-called ‘dirty dozen’: 1 Peaches (worst) 2 Apples 3 Sweet bell peppers 4 Celery 5 Nectaries 6 Strawberries 7 Cherries 8 Lettuce 9 Grapes 10 Pears 11 Spinach 12 Potatoes Today, challenge yourself to make a list of the best produce to buy organic and stash it in your purse or wallet. Use it as a reference the next time you’re at the grocery store.