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Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Foods – How To Buy Organic Foods

Louise Hendon | January 28
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We often get asked whether it’s necessary to buy organic to be healthy.

So, here’s the thing:

Organic produce is probably better than conventional produce for your body as well as for the environment.

HOWEVER…and this is the really really important point…

If you cannot afford to buy organic produce, then conventional fruits and vegetables are still better than eating processed junk!

Just Focus On These Fruits And Vegetables

And if you would like to buy some organic produce, but buying only organic produce is too daunting or too expensive for you, then start by purchasing the following fruits and vegetables from the organic section.

Below is a list of fruits and vegetables that have been found to have the most pesticide residues left on them (often called the Dirty Dozen™) (data was analyzed by the Environmental Working Group using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration). Click here if you’d like a printable PDF of the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists emailed to you.

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Dirty Dozen Foods – Buy These As Organic Foods To Avoid Excess Pesticide Residue

If you’re looking to start buying some organic foods, then we highly suggest concentrating on the following fruits and vegetables first as they’ve been found to have the highest levels of pesticide residue on them.

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APPLES

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STRAWBERRIES

dirty dozen organic foods strawberries

GRAPES

dirty dozen organic foods grapes

CELERY

dirty dozen organic foods celery

PEACHES

dirty dozen organic foods peaches

SPINACH

dirty dozen organic food spinach

SWEET BELL PEPPERS

dirty dozen organic foods sweet bell peppers

NECTARINES (IMPORTED)

dirty dozen organic foods nectarines

CUCUMBERS

dirty dozen organic foods cucumbers

CHERRY TOMATOES

dirty dozen organic foods cherry tomatoes

SNAP PEAS (IMPORTED)

dirty dozen organic foods snap peas

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POTATOES

dirty dozen organic foods potatoes

HOT PEPPERS

dirty dozen organic foods hot peppers

KALE & COLLARD GREENS

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