Get the List: The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Know which fruits and vegetables on your shopping list could contain harmful pesticides.

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Clean Fruits vs. Dirty Fruits (2:24)

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases shopping lists each year that detail the safety of produce. The Dirty Dozen are the 12 fruits and vegetables that are more susceptible to pesticides even after they are washed. The Clean 15 are fruits and vegetables that have little to no trace evidence of pesticides and are much safer to eat. The EWG recommends buying organic if you are buying from the Dirty Dozen list in order to ensure that there are no harmful chemicals on your produce. Become a savvy shopper with the information below to keep you and your family safe. 

Dirty Dozen 

  • Strawberries 
  • Apples 
  • Nectarines 
  • Peaches 
  • Celery
  • Grapes 
  • Cherries
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes 
  • Cucumbers 

Clean 15 

  • Avocados 
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Cabbage 
  • Sweet Peas 
  • Onions 
  • Asparagus 
  • Mangos 
  • Papayas 
  • Kiwi
  • Eggplant
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower

Learn More: 

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Going Organic on a Budget

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