The 15 least contaminated foods are items that have the least amount of pesticide residue on them. The foods on this list are compiled by the Environmental Working Group, which publishes the list every year, along with its list of the Dirty Dozen, which consists of produce with the most contamination.
Fruits and vegetables on the list least contamination list are subject to change year to year, depending on the EWG’s analysis of the findings of testing by the Department of Agriculture. Generally, the items on this list tend to remain the same every year, although they may exchange places on the list.
It is important to include many fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet every day. Organic produce is preferred because organic foods are some of the least contaminated and therefore among the safest ones to choose. Sometimes you can’t find or do not have access to organic fruits and vegetables. That’s when it’s good to know which conventionally grown produce items are the safest or least contaminated.
Here is a list of the 15 least contaminated foods to include in your diet:
- Sweet corn (frozen)
- Sweet peas (frozen)