Strawberries have a dirty secret, according to new report


Strawberry season is upon us, but before you indulge in the sweet fruit be sure to wash them well!

For the third year in a row, strawberries have topped the “dirty dozen” list from the Environmental Working Group. 

Researchers ranked pesticide contamination in dozens of fruits and vegetables. Spinach, nectarines, apples and grapes rounded out the Top 5. Each of those foods tested higher than other fruits, vegetables and produce. The results are based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s test of 38,800 samples.

The report says close to 70% of all non-organic food contains some type of contamination.

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