2021’s “Dirty Dozen”

Groceries

The Environmental Working Group puts out a list each year called the “Dirty Dozen” . . . or the 12 fruits and vegetables that tend to be covered in the most pesticides.  Here’s what they said this year . . .

EWG’s Dirty Dozen for 2021 

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

EWG’s Clean Fifteen for 2021

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Onions
  5. Papayas
  6. Sweet peas (frozen)
  7. Eggplants
  8. Asparagus
  9. Broccoli
  10. Cabbages
  11. Kiwis
  12. Cauliflower
  13. Mushrooms
  14. Honeydew melons
  15. Cantaloupes

You can buy organic and not have to worry about the “Dirty Dozen” or my personal goal is to grow my own fruits and veggies so I know what is going in/on them. Gardening is fun and one heck of a workout too!