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Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

The following lists identify what conventionally-grown produce available in the USA generally has the highest and lowest pesticide levels. These lists are published by the Environmental Working Group and are meant to help you conveniently minimize your pesticide consumption, which is toxic to humans.

Dirty Dozen (Consume Organic)

These conventionally-grown items have the highest levels of pesticides in the USA. Consume organic versions instead. These are ordered from highest pesticide level on down.

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

Clean Fifteen (Consume Conventional)

These conventionally-grown items have the lowest levels of pesticides. You can get away with consuming these instead of organic, which will lower your cost because organic is usually more expensive. These are ordered from lowest pesticide level on up.

1.
Avocados
2.
Sweet corn
3.
Pineapples
4.
Cabbages
5.
Onions
6.
Frozen Sweet Peas
7.
Papayas
8.
Asparagus
9.
Mangoes
10.
Eggplants
11.
Honeydews
12.
Kiwis
13.
Cantaloupes
14.
Cauliflower
15.
Broccoli