If you’ve ever found yourself at the grocery store, confused by whether to choose an organic option over a conventional one, here’s some help.
Each year, the Environmental Working Group publishes two lists. One, the “Dirty Dozen,” is those vegetables and fruits that you’re best off buying organic, because the conventional ones are highly sprayed with pesticides. The “Clean Fifteen” is a list of those that you can buy conventionally because fewer pesticides are sprayed on them, or the pesticides penetrate the food less.
I’ve heard of the Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen lists for a few years. But I never seem to remember the whole list when I’m standing in the middle of the produce section. So until now, I’ve been left to guess what my best choices are for my buying dollar.
If you find yourself in the same position, you’re welcome to download my jpeg to your smartphone. It lists both the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen (Plus). I created it as a quick reference, so that I can keep it in my photo archive on my phone and refer to it as needed.
I hope it’s as helpful for you as it seems to be for me so far!
Little hiccups like this can hold us back from eating as healthy as we intend.
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