Confused about which items to buy with the “organic” label and which fruits are vegetables are safe without spending for the organic version?
Have you heard of “The Dirty Dozen” foods or “The Clean Fifteen“? Thanks to Green Bay Consumer for publishing this list.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a list every year of the fruits and vegetables that are found in grocery stores and their pesticide levels. The group recommends that any of the produce found on The Dirty Dozen be avoided unless it’s organic. This year the list contains one dozen + two:
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Green Beas
Conversely, the EWG also puts out a list of The Clean Fifteen, the 15 safest fruits and veggies because they contain the least amount of pesticides.
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas
- Sweet Potatoes
You can Print a copy to keep in your purse, wallet or coupon organizer.