Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 (2018)

Below is the Environmental Working Group’s 2018 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. As summarized in the EWG video, buying organic versions of the Dirty Dozen helps you skip the toxic chemicals, while buying conventional versions of the Clean 15 helps your wallet.

Check out the lists below to keep you and your pocketbook as healthy as possible!

DIRTY DOZEN (to skip the chemicals):

  1. strawberries
  2. spinach
  3. nectarines
  4. apples
  5. peaches
  6. pears
  7. cherries
  8. grapes
  9. celery
  10. tomatoes
  11. sweet bell peppers
  12. potatoes

CLEAN 15 (to help your wallet):

  1.  sweet corn
  2. avocadoes
  3. pineapples
  4. cabbage
  5. onions
  6. sweet peas (frozen)
  7. papayas*
  8. asparagus
  9. mangos
  10. eggplant
  11. honeydew melon
  12. kiwi
  13. cantaloupe
  14. cauliflower
  15. grapefruit
** A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.
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