The Environmental Working Group is out with its annual “dirty dozen” list of fruits and veggies it says have the highest amounts of pesticide residues. But take note: Protecting Your Pocket reports that the list, based on US Department of Agriculture data, has been called misleading since 99% of products sampled for pesticides “had residues below the EPA tolerances,” per the USDA. The dirtiest produce, according to EWG:

1.    Strawberries
2.    Spinach
3.    Nectarines
4.    Apples
5.    Peaches
6.    Celery
7.    Grapes
8.    Pears
9.    Cherries
10.    Tomatoes

The “clean fifteen,” or produce with the lowest residues, per EWG: sweet corn, avocados, pineapples, cabbage, onions, frozen sweet peas, papaya, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwis, cantaloupe, cauliflower, and grapefruit, in that order.

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