Want to "Go Organic?" Start here...

Want to "Go Organic?" but don't know where to start? Here is your guide! The Environmental Working Group creates a list every year of the "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen". The Dirty Dozen is a list of produce you definitely want to buy organic because of the high load of pesticides used and absorbed by the fruit.

Dirty Dozen:

These fruits and vegetables were found to have the highest load of pesticide residues. 

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

Clean 15:

These fruits and vegetables were found to least likely contain pesticide residues. 

  1. Sweet Corn
  2. Avocados
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangos
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew Melon
  12. Kiwi
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Grapefruit
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