The dirty dozen v/s The Clean Fifteen

dirty dozen

Every time you put something in your body, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.

The Environmental Working Group has provided two lists of fruits and vegetables, one that has the most pesticides has been called “the dirty dozen” and the other that has the fewest is called “the clean 15”. The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.

This categorizing was meant for consumers to make informed choices about what produce is better off only organic and what exposes us to chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Here are the dirty dozen:

Apples Grapes Cucumbers
Peaches Celery Cherry tomatoes
Nectarines Spinach Snap peas
Strawberries Sweet peppers Potatoes


And here are the clean 15.

Avocados Onions Eggplant
Sweet corn Asparagus Grapefruit
Pineapples Mangoes Cantaloupe
Cabbage Papayas Cauliflower
Sweet peas Kiwi Sweet potatoes



So I’d highly recommend you set a working budget for organic fruits and vegetables from the dirty dozen, so you are on the right path to clean food! Happy eating!