How to Prioritize Organic Produce Purchases
Some produce has more pesticides than others. Where organic isn't always available, it is good to know which produce is safest. This is a page about how to prioritize organic produce purchases
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Organic produce is always more costly or unavailable locally where I live so I can't always buy organic.
The EWG (Environmental Working Group) creates a Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list every year based on USDA data regarding the 12 most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables and 15 containing the least pesticide residues.
To save yourself some money, use this list to choose/prioritize your organic produce purchases.
The Dirty Dozen (in order) are:
- sweet bell peppers
The Clean 15 are:
- sweet corn
- frozen sweet peas
- honeydew melon
Link: EGW Dirty Dozen for 2017, updated every year.