EWG’s Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen | 2022 Printable List

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Dirty Dozen List 2022

The Environmental Working Group, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, has the 2022 Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen list.

Organic foods are much more expensive. There is no doubt about that. But, as I mentioned in the 10 Things You Should Not Buy at the Grocery Store, you don’t have to buy all your produce organic. This list helps you to cut costs on organic foods.

Topping in at number one are strawberries and spinach. Here is the full Dirty Dozen list of foods with the highest content of pesticides.

Dirty Dozen:

  1.  Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale, Collard & Mustard Greens
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Bell & Hot Peppers
  8. Cherries
  9. Peaches
  10. Pears
  11. Celery
  12. Tomatoes

The Clean Fifteen are produce items that contain the least amount of pesticide residue which means, you could, if you wanted to, skip the organic price tag and opt for the conventionally grown produce.

Topping in at number one on the Clean Fifteen is Avocados once again. Here is the full Clean Fifteen list of foods with the least amount of pesticide residue.

Clean Fifteen:

  1.  Avocados
  2. Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Onions
  5. Papaya
  6. Sweet Peas (frozen
  7. Asparagus
  8. honeydew Melon
  9. Kiwi
  10. Cabbage
  11. Mushrooms
  12. Cantaloupe
  13. Magoes
  14. Watermelon
  15. Sweetpotatoes

Be sure to visit the Environmental Working Group for more info on their report.

Printable Version of the list:

EWG's Dirty Dozen, Clean 15 List 2022

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