by Mandy Major
Can't afford to always buy organic? No problem. Turns out certain types of produce are better at fending off pesticides-15 kinds to be exact. Dubbed the "Clean 15" by the Environmental Working Group, these fruits and vegetables were selected based on their levels of pesticide contamination (the higher the ranking, the less contamination), which means you can buy organic where it makes the most impact-meat, milk and produce on the Dirty Dozen list-and stick to conventional produce elsewhere. Click through to learn why these 15 fruits and veggies are considered "clean," and to find a new way to prepare them.
Thanks to all of those lovely outer layers, onions show the least amount of pesticide residue, putting them at the top of the clean-to-eat list. Low in calories and high in vitamin C, onions can be eaten raw-with all their spicy pungency intact-or cooked down until sweet and soft. Try them piled on a grilled steak sandwich or with roastedRead More »from 15 Reasons Not to Buy Organic