Cilantro is Loaded with Pesticides, but Probably Won't Kill You
By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 1, 2011 3:20PM
Buy organic, fresh herbs at your local farmers market.
Fresh herbs are a big growth sector of the produce market, and they are often super expensive at the grocery store. This sometimes leads us to forget that they aren't necessarily organic or fancy. The Tribune also reported that most of the pesticides weren't found in dangerous levels, as established by the EPA. But a few were - one pesticide occurred at more than three times the acceptable level.
In case you're wondering, just washing the cilantro doesn't get the pesticide residue off. Our suggestion? Grow it yourself or buy organic.