Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

This is a list of the Most and Least Contaminated Produce

Many people can’t afford to buy all organic all the time. But you don’t have to buy all organic produce to reduce your risk for chemical contamination. This list from the Environmental Working Group tells you which fruits and vegetables contain the most chemicals and which ones are least contaminated. Use it when shopping to help make the best choices for you and your family – even if you can’t buy entirely organic foods.

12 Most Contaminated / Dirty Dozen™

  1.   Apples
  2.   Celery
  3.   Strawberries
  4.   Peaches
  5.   Spinach
  6.   Nectarines (Imported)
  7.   Grapes (Imported)
  8.   Sweet bell peppers
  9.   Potatoes
  10. Blueberries (Domestic)
  11. Lettuce
  12. Kale / collard greens


15 Least Contaminated / Clean 15™

  1.   Onions
  2.   Corn
  3.   Pineapples
  4.   Avocado
  5.   Asparagus
  6.   Sweet Peas
  7.   Mangoes
  8.   Eggplant
  9.   Cantaloupe (Domestic)
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms

Source: Environmental Working Group, www.ewg.org


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