2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits And Vegetable List

The EWG has released the new 2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits and Vegetable List. (Click here for the list.)

Produce is expensive. Period. And I find this handy guide/list helps you know where to invest in organic and where it is okay to buy conventional produce.

The produce items on the Dirty Dozen tend to have the highest level of pesticide residue (regardless of the produce being washed or peeled). In a nutshell, these items are the ones you should focus on buying “organic”.

The items on the Clean 15 list have the least amount of pesticide residue, and while you can choose to purchase organic, it is considered safe to buy conventional.

2014 Dirty Dozen Fruits & Vegetables

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Nectarines (imported)
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Snap Peas (imported)
  • Potatoes

Other items to purchase organic as often as possible include hot peppers and kale and collared greens.

2014 Clean 15 Fruits and Vegetable List

  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Papayas
  • Kiwi
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potatoes

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