The Dirty Dozen, The Clean 15

The Dirty Dozen, the Clean 15
Switching from conventionally grown foods to organic ones can make a difference in your body in as little as 30 days. However, organic foods are usually more expensive and, depending where you shop for groceries, can be harder to find. Environmental Working Group ( has published a list of the safest foods to buy if conventionally grown, as well as the “dirty dozen”, or the foods that have highest incidence of unwanted chemicals. Keep this list with you when you shop!
The Clean 15: lowest in pesticides:
1. Onions

2. Sweet 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

The Dirty Dozen: buy these organic!
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