The Clean 15 & Dirty Dozen

It’s not always affordable to only buy organic fruit and veg.  These lists outline what crops are generally heavily sprayed when grown conventionally and which ones are safer to buy non-organic.

The fruit and vegetables which contain the most pesticides are as follows – these are the ones you SHOULD buy organic if possible.

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Snap Peas
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Capsicum

The EWG also supplies a list of the least pesticide laden produce – The Clean 15

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Cabbage
  • Rockmelon
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwifruit
  • Mangoes
  • Onions
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Peas
  • Sweet Potatoes

 

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