The Environmental Workers Group has come out with their updated list of Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen fruits and vegetables for 2013. Make sure you update this list in your brain, or get the app for your smart phone so that you always know which fruits and veggies you should be buying organic.

This list is based on the fruits and veggies that have the highest amount of pesticides found with them. On the Dirty Dozen Plus list they list two other veggies that were found to be high in pesticides toxic to the nervous system.

Dirty Dozen Plus+

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Hot peppers
  • Nectarines - imported
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Kale/Collard greens +
  • Summer squash+


Clean Fifteen-

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Sweet peas - frozen
  • Sweet potatoes


Please take time to share this list with your family and friends.

Reference : EWG -