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Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

The top 15 foods with the least pesticides are called the Clean 15, while the 12 foods with the most pesticides are called the Dirty Dozen. These lists are helpful to know when to buy organic and when it’s ok to buy conventional. Click on the buttons below to see the lists on your mobile device, or download the PDF to print out and take with you on your next shopping trip.

The Clean Fifteen

Check out EWG’s 2023 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

  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. Mangoes
  13. Sweet potatoes
  14. Watermelon
  15. Carrots

The Dirty Dozen

And view EWG’s 2023 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

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

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