When to buy Organic?


ALWAYS buy the following produce ORGANIC (sometimes called the Dirty Dozen).

  • Apples

  • Strawberries

  • Grapes

  • Celery

  • Peaches

  • Spinach

  • Sweet bell peppers

  • Nectarines

  • Cucumbers

  • Potatoes

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Hot peppers

  • Green Beans

The following may contain organophosphate insecticides, which EWG characterizes as "highly toxic".

  • Kale/collard greens

  • Summer squash

Now for the GOOD news!

The following produce bore little to no traces of pesticides are considered "Clean" and safe to eat when Organic versions are not available.

  • onions

  • avocado

  • pineapples

  • mango

  • mushrooms

  • Papaya

  • sweet peas

  • asparagus

  • kiwi fruit

  • cabbage

  • eggplant

  • cantaloupe

  • watermelon

  • grapefruit

  • sweet potato

  • sweet onions