12 Worst Produce Items

While the potential health risks of pesticides on produce are still being debated, it doesn't hurt to take precautions now to safe-guard your well-being. Recently I read an article listing the worst tainted produce items.

From worst to least (relatively speaking), the most tainted are:

1. Peaches
2. Apples
3. Bell Peppers
4. Celery
5. Nectarines
6. Strawberries
7. Cherries
8. Kale
9. Lettuce
10. Grapes (imported)
11. Carrots
12. Pears

Some precautions you can take:

1) Choose organic produce whenever possible.

2) Wash/scrub/rinse all produce with a vegetable scrubber.

3) Use special produce soap when possible, or rinse the produce off with a mixture
of water and vinegar.

Here's a handy wallet guide you can download or copy to your iPhone to use while shopping.

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