The Dirt On Getting Clean: 2021 Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen List

The Dirt On Getting Clean: 2021 Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen List

People often ask me if I always buy everything organic, but I’ll be the first to tell you that while I aim to buy organic, sometimes the option isn't available. With that said, each year the Environmental Working Group ( referred to as the EWG ) publishes its updated list of contained levels of pesticides in fruits and vegetables, known as the clean fifteen and dirty dozen. Buying organic food exclusively isn't realistic for everyone, so consider The Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen as your cheat sheet for when to buy organic and when you can get away with what's standard.

The Clean Fifteen:
  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Onions
  • Papaya
  • Sweet Peas
  • Eggplant
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Kiwi
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Cantaloupes
The Dirty Dozen:
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Kale, Collard, & Mustard Greens
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Bell & Hot Peppers
  • Celery
  • Tomatos

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