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What produce should you buy organic? The Dirty Dozen vs the Clean Fifteen 2019

March 21, 2019


Do you know which fruits and veggies are safe to buy even if they are not organic, and which ones are not? There has been some new additions this year, the biggest two, kale & celery, were added to the diary dozen list. 



Here's the 2019 EWG's* Dirty Dozen

(the most pesticide-contaminated conventionally-grown) list: 

  1. Strawberries

  2. Spinach

  3. Kale

  4. Nectarines

  5. Apples

  6. Grapes

  7. Peaches

  8. Cherries

  9. Pears

  10. Tomatoes 

  11. Celery

  12. Potatoes + hot peppers

*Environmental Working Group 


Try to buy those above fruits and veggies ORGANIC whenever possible. 



Here's the 2019 EWG's the Clean Fifteen list: 

  1. Avocados 

  2. Sweet Corn

  3. Pineapples

  4. Sweet Frozen Peas

  5. Onions

  6. Papayas

  7. Eggplant

  8. Asparagus

  9. Kiwis

  10. Cabbage

  11. Cauliflower 

  12. Cantaloupes 

  13. Broccoli

  14. Mushrooms

  15. Honeydew melons


No need to buy these ORGANIC from a contamination standpoint. Save your money, it's ok to go conventional here. 



If you want to learn more about the pollutants in our food, skincare and household products, check out EWG's website HERE



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