Wellness Shot: The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits & Veggies

When it comes to pesticides and chemicals in our food it's always better to be in the know. The Environmental Working Group has released their annual “Dirty Dozen” and "Clean 15" list of fruits and veggies.

They test the foods to let us know which ones should be purchased organic. If you are a fan of Kale read on.....apparently more than “92% of kale samples had two or more pesticide residues” and some had as many as 18!

Check out the 2019’s Dirty Dozen list. Buy these fruits and veggies from the organic section whenever possible:

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

Here are the “Clean Fifteen.” These are the fruits and veggies that have “few, if any” pesticide residues:

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbages
  5. Onions
  6. Sweet peas (frozen)
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangoes
  10. Eggplants
  11. Honeydew melons
  12. Kiwis
  13. Cantaloupes
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Broccoli