Created by the Center for Spirituality & Healing and Charlson Meadows.

The Dirty Dozen

Some produce items have heavier pesticide residue than others. Be sure to only buy organically grown versions of the following fruits and vegetables:

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Hot peppers
  • Imported nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Sweet bell peppers

When possible, also try to buy these organic:

  • Kale
  • Collard greens
  • Summer squash

Source:

Environmental Working Group, 2013  http://www.ewg.org/

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