Da Dirty Dozen and Da Clean 15

Are you afraid of pesticides but can’t afford to eat all Organic? Well, have no fear Da Clean 15 is here!!  Da Clean 15 keeps it real with the least amount of pesticides on conventionally grown produce. Da Dirty Dozen is the filthiest of fruits and veg with a grotesque amount of pesticides which are harmful to consumers and the farmers that harvest them. The World Health Organization estimates more than 4 million people per year suffer from severe pesticide poisoning. You can reduce your exposure to pesticides by 80% by switch to organic when buying Da Dirty Dozen according to The Daily Green. Not only is Organic Healthier for you but is better for our environment, animals, the future, and above all it taste better! I mean, who wouldn’t pay more for better flavor? Pesticides can leak into our water supply and our atmosphere making our air and water toxic too! We should all do our part in creating a high demand for Organic produce which in turn lowers the price and creates a better future for ourselves and our children. Orlando Organics makes it even easier to obtain organic produce and brings it straight to your apartment saving you time money and gas (WooHoo!!). Every time I think I’m paying too much for organic I remember what my vegan friend Jeremy says “would you rather pay the farmer or the doctor?” I think I’ll pay the farmer, lol!

Here is Da Dirty Dozen (buy these fruits and veggies organic) Brought to you by www.ewg.org

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Strawberries
  4. Peaches
  5. Spinach
  6. Nectarines
  7. Grapes
  8. Sweet bell peppers
  9. Potatoes
  10. Blueberries
  11. Lettuce
  12. Kale/Collard greens

Da Clean 15 (Lowest in pesticides)

  1. Onions
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocado
  5. Asparagus
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Mangoes
  8. Eggplant
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet Potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms

For more Green Savings stay tuned into camdenapartmentblogs.com for my next blog on growing an Organic Garden in your apartment!

7 thoughts

    • That is an excellent question Beverly! The answer is yes and yes! Pesticides can be reduced by thoroughly washing and lightly scrubbing your produce. However, it does nothing to the amount of pesticides that are absorbed by the produce while growing. Also, these studies were based upon washed produce. Always buy organic when ever possible.

  1. Great tips. Some organic foods are very costly so having a choice when prices are high is good to know. I have also found frozen organic was often cheaper than fres. Although I prefer fresh, frozen berries and fruits are great for smoothies. Thanks for info.

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