To be honest, I hadn’t even heard of kefir until two years ago. But now I’ve discovered its wonderful health benefits, kefir has become a permanent staple in my fridge. It’s easy to make at home yourself and is now found widely in most major supermarkets and health foods stores.
For those who haven’t yet been acquainted with kefir, let me explain a bit more about this amazing food which is crammed full of friendly bacteria which our digestive systems love.
Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG)* analyses pesticide residue testing data for popular fresh produce (fruit and vegetables). This data is provided from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration.
For 2017 they’ve produced a list of 51 fruit and vegetables, ranked in order from cleanest to dirtiest. From this comes the ‘clean fifteen’ and ‘dirty dozen’ whereby the clean produce are those with the fewest pesticides and the dirty produce have been found to contain the highest pesticide residues.