EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

"Clean Fifteen" - Food with the Least Amount of Pesticides (these are OK to buy non-organic sometimes)

1. Asparagus
2. Avocado
3. Cabbage
4. Cantaloupe
5. Sweet Corn
6. Eggplant
7. Grapefruit
8. Kiwi
9. Mangoes
10. Mushrooms
11. Onion
12. Papaya
13. Pineapple
14. Sweet Peas (Frozen)
15. Sweet Potatoes

"Dirty Dozen" - Foods with Highest Amounts of Pesticides (always buy these organic)

1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Chery Tomatoes
4. Cucumbers
5. Grapes
6. Hot Peppers
7. Nectarines (Imported)
8. Peaches
9. Potatoes
10. Spinach
11. Strawberries
12. Sweet Bell Peppers

* Kale/collard greens
* Summer Squash

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