The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen – How To Decide On Organic

Knowing which produce is the cleanest and which is the most sprayed is key to making organic decisions. Check out the lists below to see what you should choose organic, and what is okay to remain buying conventional!

The Dirty Dozen

  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 Fifteen

  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

 

Source: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/health/the-dirty-dozen-and-clean-15-of-produce/616/
Photos by Lou Liebau and Scott Warman
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