The Dirty Dozen

Reblogging from the Superfoods Project

The Superfoods Project

As fans of healthy eating we are always searching for superfoods – those foods that are nutritious in many ways and perhaps contain antioxidants. These foods tend to be fruits, vegetables and grains – but these foods may be exposed to pesticides. Every year, since 1995, the Environmental Working Group or EWG produces a list of the most pesticide contaminated foods. The EWG compiles results taken by the FDA and the USDA of about 41000 produce samples taken, to reflect “the overall pesticide loads of common fruits and vegetables”

2018’s top (or bottom!) 12 food products are strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, potatoes and sweet bell peppers. But in 2019, the new trendy vegetable – Kale butted it’s way in to number 3 on the list between spinach and nectarines. Wouldn’t you know that the vegetable that has become commonly accepted and has found its…

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