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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Clean 15

By: Nan Jensen, FCS Agent

Last week we learned about the “dirty dozen” of the produce world. This week we sink our teeth into the Clean 15.

The fruits and vegetables on the Clean 15 list are less contaminated, each with an average of only two different pesticides. In addition, they are often peeled and their outer layers are disposed of. Lastly, they are usually easier to wash.
  • Onions
  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Sweet Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Grapefruit
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet Onions

Now that you have your shopping list for your organic and non-organic produce come back next week for some storage and preparation tips and tricks.


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