Quick Guide to the Dirty Dozen

You hear it, but what does it mean? The Dirty Dozen…Well, in its most simplistic form, the Dirty Dozen are 12 crops farmers use the most pesticides on. It just so happens these are some of the staples found in many of our refrigerators year round. So what 12 fruits and veggies should you try to always buy organic?

  1. Strawberries
  2. Apples
  3. Nectarines
  4. Peaches
  5. Celery
  6. Grapes
  7. Cherries
  8. Spinach
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Sweet bell peppers
  11. Cherry tomatoes
  12. Cucumbers

And according to self.com, leafly greens while not on the list typically have some very concerning pesticides on them as well.

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