Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 – Take a Look if You Don’t Have this Guide

Organic – The Dirty Dozen & The Clean 15

As much as we might like to buy all of our food organic it’s just not always possible.  Sometimes it’s the cost that stops us and other times it’s availability.  But either way, I’m always reminding myself to simply do the best that I can at any given time. This handy-dandy resource from EWG’s Shopper Guide is a super helpful guide for anyone trying to decide what and when to buy organic and when to let it go.  (adapted from Dani Spies/Clean and Delicious)

The Dirty Dozen – these are the 12 most contaminated fruits and veggies and are best to buy organic (whenever you can) to avoid ingesting pesticides and other chemicals used in growing.

Apples
Celery
Sweet Bell Peppers
Peaches
Strawberries
Nectarines
Grapes
Spinach
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Blueberries
Potatoes
Green Beans
Kale

The Clean 15 – these are the fruits and veggies with the least contamination and a better bet when choosing conventionally grown produce.

Onions
Sweet Corn
Pineapples
Avocado
Cabbage
Sweet Peas
Asparagus
Mangoes
Eggplant
Kiwi
Cantaloupe
Sweet Potatoes
Grapefruit
Watermelon
Mushrooms

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