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The Dirty Dozen

The Nonprofit Environmental Working Group's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides helps you make smart produce choices that are best for your health and your wallet. The "dirty dozen" lists produce items highest in pesticide residues and that you should always buy organic. The "clean 15" have lower pesticide residues which are not as important to purchase organic products.

Dirty Dozen:

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Kale
  9. Lettuce
  10. Grapes (imported)
  11. Carrots
  12. Pears

Clean 15

  1. Onion
  2. Avocaado
  3. Sweet Corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mango
  6. Asparagus
  7. Sweet Peas
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Papaya
  12. Watermelon
  13. Broccoli
  14. Tomato
  15. Sweet Potatoes
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