The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Do you want to start eating organics but can’t afford to make the switch completely? You can consult the Environmental Working Group’s list of the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. The Dirty Dozen highlights the top twelve produce to always eat organic and the Clean Fifteen highlights the fifteen conventionally grown produce that are safe.

Dirty Dozen Plus
1. Apples
2. Strawberries
3. Grapes
4. Celery
5. Peaches
6. Spinach
7. Sweet bell peppers
8. Nectarines – imported
9. Cucumbers
10. Cherry tomatoes
11. Snap peas – imported
12. Potatoes

13. Hot peppers
14. Kale and collard greens

Clean Fifteen
1. Avocados
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbage
5. Sweet peas – frozen
6. Onions
7. Asparagus
8. Mangoes
9. Papayas
10. Kiwi
11. Eggplant
12. Grapefruit
13. Cantaloupe
14. Cauliflower
15. Sweet potatoes

You can read the full report and more at

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