The Dirty Dozen: Twelve Fruits and Vegetables That You Should Buy Organic

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If I had my way I would buy all of my fruits and vegetables organic. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t allow me to do so. That is why I appreciate this list of fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides- if you can’t buy everything organic you should at least try to buy these ones! I don’t stick strictly to this- there are other fruits and vegetables I buy organic (like carrots which I feel I can taste the chemicals if I don’t) but this list is a great starting point if you want to know how to get the best bang for your organic buck.

The Dirty Dozen:


  1. Grapes
  2. Spinach
  3. Lettuce
  4. Cucumbers
  5. Strawberries
  6. Blueberries
  7. Potatoes
  8. Peaches
  9. Nectarines
  10. Apples
  11. Celery
  12. Bell Peppers

Do you buy organic fruits and vegetables? Is it all or nothing or do you pick and choose what to buy organic?



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  1. Anna Schafer
    March 19, 2015 / 11:51 am

    Around half of the fruit and veg sold in our supermarkets contains residues of pesticides, with soft citrus fruits, pineapples, apples and pears being the worst offenders.buy organic fruits online hyderabad