The Dirty Dozen

I try my best to buy my produce all organic. But let’s face it, it is not always possible. Something I found really helpful is following tips. Always remember the “Clean Fifteen” and the “Dirty Dozen”.

The 12 most contaminated fruits and veggies are referred to as the “Dirty Dozen”. You SHOULD purchase these organic.

12 Most Contaminated

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Grapes
  10. Spinach
  11. Lettuce
  12. Potatoes

On the flip side there is the “Clean 15”. These have the least pesticides and buying them organic isn’t really necessary.

15 least contaminated

  1. Onions
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mangos
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Cantaloupe
  12. Watermelon
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Sweet potato
  15. Honeydew melon

I hope this helps at the grocery store!

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