Kale Is Disgusting and We Now Have Proof
Almost every health aficionado in the world will tell you to eat kale. Many health experts agree that kale is a superfood due to its high nutritional density.
But all’s not well on the kale front this week, following a watchdog group’s findings.
Environmental Working Group now ranks kale among 12 “dirty dozen” fruits and vegetables. Other ranked “dirty dozen” members include spinach, strawberries, pears, tomatoes, cherries, and grapes.
The reason for kale’s poor ranking is pesticide content scientists found on it. In fact, over 90% of tested kale contained at least two pesticides following washing.
“We were surprised kale had so many pesticides on it, but the test results were unequivocal,” said EWG Toxicologist Alexis Temkin in a release.
Pesticides are a controversial method that allows farmers to protect against insects and weeds. But critics say its use contributes to a variety of human and animal health issues.
EWG recommends healthier options, such as the avocado, pineapples, broccoli, and mushrooms.
The news almost certainly decreases the “kale hype” that’s driven up sales over the past decade.
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Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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