The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen? Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables.

What is the Dirty dozen list and the Clean fifteen list ?

The Dirty Dozen is a list of produce that you should always buy Organic. The Clean Fifteen is a list of produce you don’t have to buy Organic. You have always heard, “You are what you eat”. Their is some truth to that. Think about it, would you take a can of Raid and ingest it like Whipped Cream? NO Way! If you think about it, in a way that is what we are doing? Not directly, but indirectly. Our planet is changing and the way we grow our produce is changing as well. Start learning about what is going on in our environment and how pesticides are damaging our bodies.

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen lists are great resources to have. Take it to the grocery store with you to help you when buying your produce. It wasn’t until last year when I started learning about the importance of buying Organic. Not only do we get more nutrients in your produce when you buy Organic, it actually tastes better. Why is that? Think about it. Its picked closer to its ripening stage than food that is shipped across the country.

Want to learn more about pesticides and produce? Go to this website Environmental Working Group (EWG) and learn more about how pesticides are affecting our health.

Watch the video to learn more about the Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen.


The 12 Most Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables are:

The Dirty Dozen

Foods you should always buy Organic.

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Grapes
  10. Spinach
  11. Lettuce
  12. Potatoes

The Clean 15

Foods you don’t have to buy Organic.

Here is where you can save some money.

  1. Avocado
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Cabbage
  5. Sweet peas
  6. Onions
  7. Asparagus
  8. Mangos
  9. Papayas
  10. Kiwi
  11. Eggplant
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Sweet Potatoes





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