Mangoes are on the Clean 15 list just issued by the Environmental Working Group. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

According to the Environmental Working Group, strawberries top the list of the Dirty Dozen — the vegetables and fruits with the highest number and/or concentration of pesticides. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

The Environmental Working Group has issued its annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists. To download a free .pdf file of EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which shows what it considers the 12 vegetables and fruits with the most pesticides — and the 15 with the least — visit https://secure.ewg.org/images/EWG_FNGuide-2018_Print_C02.pdf.


According to EWG, the Dirty Dozen are, in order:
1) Strawberries
2) Spinach
3) Nectarines
4) Apples
5) Grapes
6) Peaches
7) Cherries
8) Pears
9) Tomatoes
10) Celery
11) Potatoes
12) Sweet bell peppers

Sweet corn, an important crop in Florida, ranks No. 2 on the EWG’s Clean 15 list. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

 

 

The Clean 15 are:
1) Avocados
2) Sweet corn
3) Pineapples
4) Cabbages
5) Onions
6) Sweet peas
7) Papayas
8) Asparagus
9) Mangoes
10) Eggplants
11) Honeydews
12) Kiwis
13) Cantaloupes
14) Cauliflower
15) Broccoli