User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


72° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Produce With The Highest And Lowest Pesticides

September 3, 2012, 5:15 PM

Produce With The Highest And Lowest Pesticides

It seems we're all watching what we eat these days.That means looking for foods that are low in fat and calories and high in vitamins and antioxidants.

Fruits and vegetables usually fit the bill quite easily, but an environmental watchdog group has issued a new report saying some are better than others when it comes to the amount of pesticides they may include.

At the top of the list among those referred to as the "dirty dozen" are apples, celery, peppers, peaches and strawberries. These are the foods that, when tested, have the highest amount of pesticides.

If you're on a limited budget, the Environmental Working Group says these are the fruits and vegetables it's worth spending a little extra on to purchase the organic variety.

The fruits and vegetables with the least amount of pesticide residue make the list referred to as the "clean 15." Among the top ten are: onions, sweet corn, pineapples, avocado and cabbage. Sweet peas also make the list of foods that are okay to buy in their conventional form. You'll also find asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, and kiwi among the cut.

The Environmental Working Group says the lists are meant as guides to help you spend your dollar wisely in the produce section.

Click here to check out the complete list of both the dirty dozen and clean 15 foods.

 

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

Do You Suffer From Sleep Drunkeness?

8/25/2014 3:54 PM

It's called "Sleep Drunkenness Disorder" and as many as 15 percent of people may experience it.

Full Story
Why Redheads Sell

8/27/2014 6:19 PM

You may not need any convincing to buy a Frosty or a chicken sandwich from Wendy's. But for those who need a little push, a growing number of mark...

Full Story | Watch
Girl Meets Life Saving Donor

8/23/2014 1:47 PM

A Howard girl with a rare disease needed of a bone marrow transplant to save her life.

Full Story
New Tablet For Allergy Sufferers

8/25/2014 6:21 PM

Sneezing, sniffling, and watery eyes are how many people recognize the start of allergy season. Allergies affect about 40 percent of all Americans. Qu...

Full Story | Watch
Certain Drinks, Food Can Cause Permanent Teeth Damage In Kids

8/22/2014 6:20 PM

According to experts, high-acidity foods and drinks can cause permanent damage within the first 30 seconds of coming into contact with teeth.

Full Story | Watch


Events