The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Did you know the EWG (Environmental Working Group) releases a list of the “cleanest” and “dirtiest” produce each year?

This list is called the Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 — and it is absolutely helpful to know when buying your fruits and veggies.  The gist of this list is to let you in on the most important foods to choose on the “organic” aisle, and the ones you can buy without the organic label.

The 2019 “Dirty Dozen” include:

Kale, Spinach, Strawberries, Apples, Peaches, Tomatoes, Celery, Grapes, Nectarines, Pears, Cherries, Potatoes.

This means focus on purchasing these “Dirty Dozen” items organic.

The “Clean 15” this year includes :

Eggplant, Kiwi, Cabbage, Pineapples, Asparagus, Onions, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Sweet Peas, Papaya, Cantaloupe, Avocado, Sweet Corn, Cauliflower, Honeydew Melon.

These items have the lowest amount of pesticides, so if needed, you can skip the organic label on these.

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