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Clean 15: The 15 Lowest Pesticide-Prone Forms of Produce


2. Sweet Corn

According to the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list of pesticide-prone produce, testing by the USDA showed that trace pesticides often linger on fruits and veggies even after thorough washing and peeling, but not so with sweet corn.

Fortunately, the summer favorite crop was found to contain low traces of pesticides, landing what’s inside that husk second on the cleanliness list.  While buying non-GMO, organic corn will assure even less presence of harmful chemicals, sweet corn crops, even when non-organically grown, contain lower pesticides after shucking.

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