Clean 15, Dirty Dozen

Clean 15, Dirty Dozen

Each year the EWG publishes a list of the most sprayed, and the least sprayed crops worldwide.

You can find the 2020 list here

The list highlights the 12 fruit and vegetables found to contain the highest concentration of pesticides. Spinach, kale and strawberries are top of the list most years. The foods on this list are worth buying organic.

2020’s Dirty Dozen Foods List:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Peaches
  8. Cherries
  9. Pears
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Celery
  12. Potatoes

The Clean 15 are those fruit and vegetables with the lowest pesticide residue.

2020 Clean 15 List

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweetcorn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Onions
  5. Papaya
  6. Peas
  7. Aubergine
  8. Asparagus
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Cantaloupe melon
  11. Broccoli
  12. Mushrooms
  13. Cabbage
  14. Honeydew Melon
  15. Kiwi

It is worth stressing that eating 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables every day is essential for good health.