The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Recently stumbled upon this article on where they explained how many pesticides are in a actually in certain servings of fruits and veggies. There’s even a video that you can watch if you don’t feel like reading the article. 🙂 But here are the F&V that you should definitely buy organic because they have the most pesticides:

The Dirty Dozen: “contain 47 to 67 pesticides per serving. These foods are believed to be most susceptible because they have soft skin that tends to absorb more pesticides.”

  1. Celery
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Domestic blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Sweet bell peppers
  8. Spinach, kale and collard greens
  9. Cherries
  10. Potatoes
  11. Imported grapes
  12. Lettuce

The Clean 15: the non-organic f & v’s because they have the least amount of pesticides

  1. Onions
  2. Avocados
  3. Sweet corn
  4. Pineapples
  5. Mango
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi fruit
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Cantaloupe
  12. Watermelon
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Sweet potatoes
  15. Sweet onions

One response to this post.

  1. […] free since “many toxic chemicals are conveyed in dust,” purchase more organic food (especially the fruits and veggies I listed last week), and only buy green cleaning products (beware of greenwashing goods though!). Sanjay Gupta also […]


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