2020 Report on Raisins  

Raisins on a wooden spoon

Today’s show brings us up to date on one of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) dirtiest food. They reported on the Department of Agriculture’s 2020 pesticide residue tests on fruits and vegetables and for the first time the DOA included raisins in their tests.

When the EWG compared the raisin results with those on the Dirty Dozen list they found that it was worse than all of them and would rank #1 if it was included in the list – which it isn’t because it is considered to be a processed food. 99% of conventional raisins and 91% of organic raisins tested positive for two or more pesticides.

The EWG’s recommendations were to eat organic raisins if you want or have to have raisins but otherwise try and eat prunes (especially organic prunes) instead.

Go here to listen to my previous podcast on the EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen – https://healthytipsafter50.com/buying-organic-food/ 

Go here to read the EWG’s full report on raisins – https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/raisins.php

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