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DIRTY DOZEN & CLEAN FIFTEEN

Today I want to share the “dirty dozen & clean fifteen” lists with you guys. It’s all about which foods you should strive for buying organic in terms of your own health and the environment, and which are less harmful.

The “Dirty dozen” list is a list of the fruit and vegetables that contains most chemicals, and which you should always strive for buying organic. And the “Clean fifteen” list is a list of the fruit and vegetables that contains the smallest amount of chemicals, and which are better/more okay to buy non-organic.

The best thing would of course be to buy everything organic, both for the Planet and for your own health. But if the budget is too tight, then here is a list of the ‘worst’ ones (the dirty dozens), which are most harmful to your health, and a list of the ‘better’ ones (the clean fifteen).

 

Dirty dozen

1. Strawberries
2. Spinach
3. Nectarines
4. Apples
5. Grapes
6. Peaches
7. Cherries
8. Pears
9. Tomatoes
10. Celery
11. Potatoes
12. Sweet bell peppers

 

Clean fifteen

1. Avocados
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapple
4. Cabbages
5. Onions
6. Sweet peas
7. Papayas
8. Asparagus
9. Mangoes
10. Eggplants
11. Honeydews
12. Kiwis
13. Cantaloupes
14. Cauliflower
15. Broccoli 

 

Reference

Book: Food Pharmacy – Lina Nertby Aurell & Mia Clase
EWG’s 2018 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce (EWG)