From Helen Chin Lui’s book “Digestive Health Secrets: Deactivate You Sick Genes NOW! Coming out in 2015.

From my research I learned that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) develops an annual list of the dirty dozen foods and “Clearn 15” foods that are safer to eat non-organically.  The group analyzes the Department of Agriculture’s data about pesticide residue and ranks foods based on how much or how little pesticide residue they have.  The range is between 47 to 67 pesticides per serving. Information is compiled from over 96,000 studies conducted by FDA and the USDA.

Current “Clean 15” Foods that are safer to eat non-organically

Fruits and vegetables that have a thick skin, peel or pod that protects the fruit from pesticide build-up (wash prior to eating or cutting into) are:

• Avocados
• Sweet Corn
• Pineapple
• Frozen Sweet peas
• Mango
• Papaya
• Kiwi
• Grapefruit
• Cantaloupe

Fruits and vegetables that Insects are less attracted to leading to fewer pesticides –

• Cabbage
• Onions
• Asparagus
• Eggplant
• Cauliflower
• Sweet Potatoes

You may still wish to buy some of these “Clean 15” foods organically to avoid GMOs – in particular Hawaiian papaya.

For more detail on how much and what pesticides are applied to fruits and vegetables and how it effects human health and the environment visit

For annual pesticide information visit or if you would like more information of the current year list of 48 fruits and vegetables that have the most pesticide residue visit


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Helen Chin Lui is a Certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine and Reiki Practitioner. She is the founder and owner of the Healing Place in Medfield, MA.  She specializes in helping people with chronic digestive disorders. For her free report “Proven Alternative Ways to Heal Common Chronic Digestive Problems: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Can Keep You From Healingclick here.


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