The Dirty Dozen: The 12 Foods You Should Buy Organic

Updated: Nov 29, 2018


If you are concerned about pesticides, which have been linked to various health concerns according to recent studies, then these are the 12 foods that you should be buying from a certified organic source.


These are the top 12 produce items that have been shown to have the most pesticide residue.

Dirty Dozen


1. Strawberries

2. Spinach

3. Nectarines

4. Apples

5. Grapes

6. Peaches

7. Cherries

8. Pears

9. Tomatoes

10. Celery

11. Potatoes

12. Sweet Bell Peppers


If you are health conscious, but are on a budget, then try to make a habit of looking out for the dirty dozen at the grocery store, and stocking up on freezable items whenever organic produce goes on sale. If contrast to the dirty dozen, we have provided a list of the clean 15, which is a list of the produce that has the least pesticide residue.



Clean 15


1. Avocados

2. Sweet Corn

3. Pineapples

4. Onions

5. Cabbage 6. Sweet Peas

7. Papayas

8. Asparagus

9. Mangoes

10. Eggplant

11. Honeydews

12. Cantaloupes

13. Kiwis

14.Cauliflower

15.Broccoli



We hope that these two lists help make your grocery shopping trips a little bit easier and that you enjoyed reading this article. - Prioritize Wellness