Monday, July 22, 2013

The Food Journey: Dirty and Clean for 2013

Hi Folks -

It's summer time and fresh produce is probably on the top of your shopping lists.  I want to share some information that has been widely publicized on the most dirty and clean fresh fruits and veggies for 2013 as a reference as you are preparing juices, salads, smoothies and other dishes packed with these wonderful treats.  The terms "dirty and clean" refer to the level of pesticides used in growing these fruits and veggies.  If at all possible please buy the organic version of the Dirty Dozen.  Note most of the Clean Fifteen items naturally have protectant skins.

The Dirty Dozen for 2013:
  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Cherry tomatoes
  4. Cucumbers
  5. Grapes
  6. Hot peppers
  7. Nectarines (imported) 
  8. Peaches
  9. Potatoes
  10. Spinach
  11. Strawberries
  12. Sweet bell peppers

The Clean Fifteen for 2013
  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocados
  3. Cabbage
  4. Cantaloupe
  5. Sweet corn
  6. Eggplant
  7. Grapefruit
  8. Kiwi
  9. Mangoes
  10. Mushrooms
  11. Onions
  12. Papayas
  13. Pineapples
  14. Sweet peas (frozen) 
  15. Sweet potatoes 

Happy fresh produce buying!!! Hope this list helps!!! :)

Peace and blessings!