If you look at unwashed potatoes at the supermarket and think that’s the dirtiest thing around, then you are wrong.

The humble, beautful looking STRAWBERRY has topped this years list of dirtiest produce, according to the newest report from Environmental Working Group (EWG), which uses data collected by the US Department of Agriculture and Food to rank the 12 most contaminated fruits and veggies.

This is this years top 12 DIRTY Fruits!

1. Strawberries
2. Apples
3. Nectarines
4. Peaches
5. Celery
6. Grapes
7. Cherries
8. Spinach
9. Tomatoes
10. Sweet Bell Peppers
11. Cherry Tomatoes
12. Cucumbers.

And the cleanest?

1. Avocados
2. Sweetcorn
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbage
5. Sweet peas (frozen)
6. Onions
7. Asparagus
8. Mangos
9. Papayas
10. Kiwi
11. Eggplant
12. Melon


The report is based on 35,200 samples of 45 of the most popular kind of produce, which is assesed, once cleaned. 

The dirty produce can harbor pesticides linked to things like cancer and hormonal issues plus bacteria that can make you sick.

Looks like we are all eating Melon, Avo and Mango salad from now on.. Maybe chuck some asparagus in there.


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