Use this list to stay clear of pesticide-covered food.
Many of us choose to eat fruit and veg under the belief that it is better for us than pre-packaged food.
But food marketed as organic can actually be just as full of pesticides and persistent organic pollutants (POP’S) as the normal equivalents.
Each year a list is compiled containing the most pesticide-containing fruits and veg, known as the ‘Dirty Dozen’. So what exactly is on this list?
- Bell Peppers
- Cherry Tomatoes
Other foods that were found to be high in pesticides contained baby food, canned food, fruit squash and leafy green vegetables.
If this list has scared you away from wanting to eat healthily, don’t panic. There is an equivalent list of which foods tested lowest for pesticides.
The ‘Clean Fifteen’ list reads as follows.
- Sweet Corn
- Frozen Sweet Peas
- Sweet Potato
The consumption of dangerous pesticides has been linked to illnesses such as neuralgia, sterility and even types of cancers.
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