Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen


Want to eat organic to reduce your chemical intake and also be economical? You can significantly limit your pesticide intake by avoiding the Dirty Dozen and stretch your dollars by eating the conventional Clean 15 as defined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Dirty Dozen:
Apples
Celery
Strawberries
Peaches
Spinach
Imported Nectarines
Imported Grapes
Sweet bell peppers
Potatoes
Domestic Blueberries
Kale/Collard Greens

Clean 15:
Onions
Sweet Corn – this one may have to be organic to avoid genetically engineered corn
Pineapples
Avocado
Asparagus
Sweet Peas
Mangoes
Eggplant
Domestic Cantaloupe
Kiwi
Cabbage
Watermelon
Sweet Potatoes
Grapefruit
Mushrooms



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  1. Steve Root says:

    Dirty or not would you recommend thoroughly washing off vegetables and fruits before eating. If so would you make some suggestions on the best way to do this ?

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