(WTHR) – Kale, often referred to as a healthy "superfood", is one of the dirtiest and most pesticide-contaminated vegetables in the world, according to a new report.
A report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70 percent of the products sold in the US were shipped with pesticide residues.
The most surprising finding from the analysis of the EEC by the analysis of the test data of the Ministry of Agriculture showed that kale is one of the most contaminated fruit and vegetable products.
According to the EEC, more than 92 percent of the kale samples were found to contain two or more pesticide residues, and a single sample could contain up to 1
The most commonly found pesticide has been classified as a potential human carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency since 1995 in nearly 60 percent of the kale samples Dacthal or DCPA.
Other products on the Dirty Dozen EEC list include strawberries, nectarines, spinach, apples, peaches, grapes, cherries, tomatoes, pears, celery and potatoes.
The top products on the "Clean Fifteen" list include avocados, sweetcorn, pineapple, frozen peas and onions.
More information about the report can be found here.