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Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

By March 30, 2024April 3rd, 2024No Comments

Dirty Dozen 2024

Each year, the Environmental Working Group creates a list of the fruits & veggies most & least likely to be sprayed with pesticides. Although we recommend buying organic whenever possible, these lists can be helpful when organic is not available. The ‘Dirty Dozen’ is the top 12 conventional fruits & veggies with the most residue. BUY ORGANIC!

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale, Collard and Mustard Greens
  4. Grapes
  5. Peaches
  6. Pears
  7. Nectarines
  8. Apples
  9. Bell & Hot Peppers
  10. Cherries
  11. Blueberries
  12. Green Beans

Clean Fifteen 2024

The ‘Clean 15’  is the top 15 conventional fruits & veggies with the least amount of pesticide residue.

  1. Carrots
  2. Sweet Potatoes
  3. Mangoes
  4. Mushrooms
  5. Watermelon
  6. Cabbage
  7. Kiwi
  8. Honeydew Melon
  9. Asparagus
  10. Sweet Peas (frozen)
  11. Papaya*
  12. Onions
  13. Pineapple
  14. Sweet Corn*
  15. Avocados

*NOTE: A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.

View the full list at EWG.org | Prefer a PDF?

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