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Dirty Dozen Foods You Must Buy Organic

Which Fruits and Vegetables Do you Truly Need to Buy Organic?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization) has identified 12 fruits and vegetables that are most likely to have higher trace amounts of pesticides. If your budget allows, buy these foods as organic. (See the 15 fruits and vegetables that are least likely to have trace amounts of pesticides. Buy these conventionally and save your budget.)

Dirty Dozen Highest in Pesticides:

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Grapes(imported)
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Bell Peppers
  • Strawberries

Clean 15 Lowest in Pesticides:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Onions
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Sweet Corn(frozen)
  • Sweet Peas(frozen)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon


Source:
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