Kale Is Now One Of The Most Pesticide-Contaminated Vegetables

The Kale is very nutritious and healthy. Maybe its taste is not the best, but it helps us to supply our bodies with the needed essential nutrients throughout the day. But a recent study by the Environmental Working Group, revealed that the kale is dirty. This vegetable is now on the list of the 11 vegetables and fruits known to be dirty.

The “Dirty Dozen” list is only released once a year, and it lists 11 foods that contain the most pesticides. The Environmental Working Group is analyzing the data that was obtained from the regular tests of the product, which was conducted by the Department of Agriculture.

Potatoes, celery, tomatoes, pears, cherries, peaches, grapes, apples, nectarines, spinach and strawberries are joining the kale on this list. Back in 2009, kale was ranked 8th on the Dirty Dozen list.

EWG Toxciologist, Alexis Temkin reported that they have never been expecting the kale on the list again, and they were surprised when they saw the results.

In excess of 92% of kale leaves had pesticide deposits in the wake of being washed and cleaned. In excess of 60% of the kale leaves had remaining Dachtal, a known cancer-causing agent.

Pesticides are utilized to shield products of the soil from creepy crawlies, weeds and diseases. Be that as it may, they are pressed with unforgiving synthetic substances that detrimentally affect human health.

The group has also released a “Clean Fifteen” list, which includes vegetables and fruits with the least pesticides. This year the fifteen on the list were honeydew melons, mushrooms, broccoli, cantaloupes, cauliflower, cabbages, kiwis, asparagus, eggplants, papayas, onions, frozen sweet peas, pineapples, sweet corn, and avocados.

The consumers should always seek for the organic products from the local farmers. Some people don’t think it through, and they would rather have a fruit or veggie packed with pesticides, rather than a fresh and clean product. According to EWG Research Analyst Carla Burns, the health benefits that benefits that can be provided by vegetables and fruits outweigh the risk that is brought by the pesticides.

Sources:
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