This is a Shopper’s Guide to Levels of Pesticide in Produce put out by the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization that advocates for policies to protect individual health (Portuguese version follows):
Here are the Dirty Dozen:
Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
Kale and Colored Greens
Peaches (and Nectarines)
Sweet Bell and Hot Peppers, Hot Peppers
And here are the Clean Fifteen:
It is best to buy directly from local grocers, rather than imported. Some of the tropical fruits are usually imported from Thailand, Central or South America. If you find Hawaiian or even local, that will be best.
In the January 2014 edition of LIVING HEALTH Magazine, we have an article about juicing and in there you will also find the best, most-proven way to wash your fruits and vegetables. Check it out!