The Dirty Dozen…

Some conventionally-grown vegetables and fruits are especially susceptible to absorbing the farm pesticides and toxins they are exposed to.  Washing the produce is often not enough to eliminate the chemicals, so many experts recommend always choosing the organically grown options for these items.  Of course, here at Terra, ALL of our produce is organically grown, so no pesky pesticides here!

12 Most Contaminated

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

12 Least Contaminated

  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya

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Environmental Working Group

Produce Dept NE View