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Pesticides and Fruit & Veg – The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

If you are planning to start buying some organic foods but aren’t sure where to start, read on! 


Pesticide Action Network UK (https://www.pan-uk.org/…/Pesticides-in-our-food-multiple-re…) have published a list of the fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticide residues – termed “The Dirty Dozen” and a list of foods with the least pesticide residues – termed “The Clean Fifteen”. 


So if you want to start the move towards buying organic foods, start swapping non-organic foods from the dirty dozen list. 


The Dirty Dozen:


Grapefruit, Oranges, Lemons & Limes, Strawberries, Pears, Grapes, Cherries, Peaches, Parsnips, Asparagus, Apples, Apricots


The Clean Fifteen:


Beetroot, Corn on the cob, Mushrooms, Figs, Rhubarb, Swede, Turnip, Onions, Avocado, Cauliflower, Radish, Sweet Potatoes, Broad Beans, Leeks, Pumpkin & Squash



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