2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, produce, seasonal, organic, non-organic, healthy, nutrition

If you’re trying to eat organic then you may be surprised to know you don’t always have to.

Every year the Environmental Working Group tests a wide variety of conventionally grown (non-organic) produce for levels of pesticides and publish their findings in two easy-to-understand lists: the Dirty Dozen (highest levels of pesticides) and Clean Fifteen (lowest levels.)

Getting familiar with the Clean Fifteen can help us all to save a few dollars by buying conventional when we can and the Dirty Dozen is a helpful reminder of which foods are the most important to buy organic. If you can’t seem to keep track of all of these, don’t worry, neither can I! Just bookmark this page for reference.

 

Dirty Dozen

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

Clean Fifteen

  1. Sweet corn
  2. Avocados
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Frozen sweet peas
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangoes
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew
  12. Kiwifruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Grapefruit

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2 Responses to “2017 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen”
  1. shocked to read that tomatoes are in the dirty frozen list..thanks for sharing the effective information for all of us..

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