EWG’s Clean 15 And Dirty Dozen List’s For 2023

Written by on March 17, 2023

EWG has released it’s Clean Fifteen and The Dirty Dozen List’s for 2023. The EWG releases its yearly Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce to let consumers know which vegetables you should lean towards going organic due to high amounts of pesticides.

To make this simple the lists are a guide and does not in any way mean you should not eat the ones considered dirty. This is to educate you so that you can make better informed choices especially if you are on a budget. Organic vegetables and fruit can be expensive however, if you don’t have to buy organic then save your coins!

Here is EWG’s list for the “Dirty Dozen”

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale, collard, and mustard greens
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Bell and hot peppers
  8. Cherries
  9. Peaches
  10. Pears
  11. Celery
  12. Tomatoes

If you are going to buy the above you should consider going organic.

Here is the list for the “Clean Fifteen”:

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Onions
  5. Papaya
  6. Sweet peas (frozen)
  7. Asparagus
  8. Honeydew melon
  9. Kiwi
  10. Cabbage
  11. Mushrooms
  12. Cantaloupes
  13. Mangoes
  14. Watermelon
  15. Sweet Potatoes

These are the vegetables and fruit that are the “cleanest” so you don’t necessarily have to buy organic you can enjoy these just as they are!

To read in depth click EWG.org


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