2019 Dirty Dozen List & Clean 15 List

We know that eating fruits and veggies is key to optimal health, but which are the most important to eat ORGANICALLY?

The Environmental Working Group released it’s 2019 Dirty Dozen list and Dr. Axe wrote an easy-to-read article about it here.

Here are a few pieces to the article that I thought were especially key for you to read:

“A single kale sample harbored 18 different pesticide and pesticide breakdown residues.

In fact, EWG found non-organic kale to be the third most contaminated produce item behind strawberries and spinach. 

EWG’s Dirty Dozen (2)

  1. Strawberries

  2. Spinach

  3. Kale

  4. Nectarines

  5. Apples

  6. Grapes

  7. Peaches

  8. Cherries

  9. Pears

  10. Tomatoes

  11. Celery

  12. Potatoes

A “Clean 15” list is also included in the report, identifying the non-organic produce least likely to be contaminated with pesticide levels. I advise choosing and growing organic as often as possible, but if you’re on a budget or your selection is limited, these lists help you focus your attention on avoiding the most contaminated fruits and veggies.

Here’s the 2019 Clean 15 List: (3)

  1. Avocados

  2. Sweet Corn*

  3. Pineapples

  4. Frozen Sweet Peas

  5. Onions

  6. Papayas*

  7. Eggplant

  8. Asparagus

  9. Kiwi

  10. Cabbage

  11. Cauliflower

  12. Cantaloupes

  13. Broccoli

  14. Mushrooms

  15. Honeydew Melon”

Amanda Hudes