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By Sean Lee, WWJ Health Reporter

Buying all organic produce can be an expensive proposition, especially if money’s tight. So how do you know when to spring for organic and when to save with conventional?

If you want to eat healthy, and still avoid the foods with the most pesticides, you’ll want to check out the “Ninth Annual Dirty Dozen List.”
It’s part of the non-profit Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

The group says apples, strawberries and grapes are the most heavily contaminated of the 48 most popular produce items.

The group also posts a “Clean Fifteen” guide to the least-contaminated fruits and veggies.

Tops on that list are sweet corn, onions and pineapples.

The best part about the guide is you can download it to your smart phone and take it along to the grocery.

Check it out at this link.

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