Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen

Because shopping 100 % organic can be $$$, check out the 2020 clean fifteen and dirty dozen list below, (aka what foods you should always buy organic or avoid, and the foods you can buy conventionally.)

Dirty Dozen

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

What’s the deal with the dirty dozen? All the above fruits/veggies (listed from highest toxicity levels) have been tested for the most pesticide residues. Aim to buy these items organic whenever possible. One thing that’s important to know is by just cleaning your produce (no matter how thorough) you will not remove any of the pesticides as they’re absorbed right in. Pesticides are not good for our health and are linked to all sorts of not so fun diseases/sicknesses.

Clean Fifteen 

  1. Avocados 
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Onions
  5. Papaya
  6. Frozen sweet peas
  7. Eggplant
  8. Asparagus
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Cantaloupe
  11. Broccoli
  12. Mushrooms
  13. Cabbage
  14. Honeydew
  15. Kiwi 

You don’t always need to look for the organic label while shopping for these items listed above on the clean fifteen list. These items are least likely to be affected by pesticide residues.

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