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Which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues?

Organic produce is great — if it’s available and affordable. But what if your grocery store doesn’t have the organic produce you need? Or what if it’s too expensive?

In these cases, it’s important to know which “conventional” fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues, and which have the least.

We call these two groups “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Clean Fifteen”.

Most contaminated: THE DIRTY DOZEN

FRUITS:
Peaches
Apples
Nectarines
Strawberries
Cherries
Imported grapes
Pears

VEGETABLES:
Sweet bell peppers
Celery
Kale
Lettuce
Carrots

Least Contaminated: THE CLEAN FIFTEEN


FRUITS:
Avocados
Pineapples
Mangoes
Kiwi
Papayas
Watermelon
Grapefruit

VEGETABLES:
Onions
Sweet corn
Asparagus
Sweet peas
Cabbage
Eggplant
Broccoli
Tomatoes
Sweet potatoes

To download a PDF guide, or an iPhone application with the above list, visit: www.foodnews.org

What if you don’t mind springing for organic produce, but the items you need aren’t available?  For example, suppose you want to make an organic peach pie, but organic peaches aren’t available locally.

Here’s one solution: plan your menu based on the organic produce that IS available.

For example, peaches aren’t in season in November — but pumpkins are. If you can buy organic pumpkins, you might consider making pumpkin pie instead. Then when peaches are in season again — next summer — you can buy organic peaches again.

If organic produce is readily available – but too expensive – you can save money by buying conventional avocados, onions, and other items from the CLEAN 15 list.

This is one of the many strategies we reveal in Lesson 18 of The Vegan Mastery Program, “How To Save Money On Health Food And Organic Produce”.

In Lesson 18, you’ll also find out how to get pesticide-free fruit, leftover deli and restaurant food, and organic packaged foods like cereals and tomato sauce all for FREE, and before their “expiration dates”.

Plus, you’ll learn to save 25% on organic grains and beans, and 33% - 67% at Farmer’s markets. Finally, you’ll discover a non-profit that serves fresh hot vegan meals in over 1,000 cities around the world. This Lesson alone will save you more money than the entire cost of The Vegan Mastery Program. And this is just one of the 50 weekly lessons you’ll receive!

Why remain vulnerable to vitamin or mineral deficiencies when you can find out exactly how to eat and absorb enough calcium, iron, Omega 3s, and Vitamins A, B12, and D?

Just one oversight or deficiency – if ignored for too long – can leave you vulnerable to disease, and potentially thousands in doctor or dental bills. Why take that gamble when you can thrive on a vegan diet now and for the rest of your life?

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