Organic Dirty Dozen

This is a helpful little list of the prioritized foods to buy organic- the Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) calls this list the "Dirty Dozen". Memorize it, download it into your phone, make a little cheat sheet to take grocery shopping...these are the foods that tested highest for pesticide and chemical levels. If I'm remembering correctly, celery is the worst of the Dirty Dozen but they are all pretty bad!! And as much as possible, I think it's highly important to buy the hormone/steroid-free organic beef/poultry/dairy products as well.

12 Most Contaminated

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
12 Least Contaminated
  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya
For more information go to http://www.organic.org/