Dirty Dozen- What You Want to Buy Organic

Hello! I hope that you all had a great day!

I am a huge supporter of organic produce but I know that it is hard to always buy organic produce (it’s hard even for us!). So I encourage people to buy the dirty dozen as organic and to not really worry about the clean fifteen. The dirty dozen are fruits and vegetables that have the most amount of pesticides on it after it is FDA power washed. The clean fifteen has the least amount of pesticides on the fruits and vegetables after being FDA power washed. (Yes, even after you wash your fruits and vegetables, you will still have pesticides on it.) So the dirty dozen are the produce you want to always by organic. Here is the list of the dirty dozen and clean fifteen if you are wondering what you should buy organic.


Dirty Dozen


1. Apples

2. Celery

3. Strawberries

4. Peaches

5. Spinach

6. Nectarines (imported)

7. Grapes (imported)

8. Sweet bell peppers

9. Potatoes

10. Blueberries (domestic)

11. Lettuce

12. Kale/collard greens


Clean Fifteen


1. Onions

2. Sweet corn

3. Pineapples

4. Avocado

5. Asparagus

6. Sweet peas

7. Mangoes

8. Eggplants

9. Cantaloupe (domestic)

10. Kiwi

11. Cabbage

12. Watermelon

13. Sweet potatoes

14. Grapefruit

15. Mushrooms


However, if you can buy organic, please do. You are supporting sustainable and eco-friendly farming techniques by buying organic produce. I have some other post on this blog that goes into detail why you should buy organic. Please view “Love Yourself, Buy Organic”.


About simplyrawgirl

I am a certified Level 3 Raw Chef from Creative Health Institute who love food and life. I run and swim whenever I can and love to share my experiances with the world. My mom is the founder of Living Food Banquet and is a Master Chef!
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