Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

If your New Years resolution involves trimming your waistline, or becoming a healthier you in some fashion, then you are probably looking to increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Concerned about pesticides but also resolving to spend less money this year? Well the “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen” lists could be just what you are looking for. It’s probably worth spending the extra for organic if what you are eating is on the dirty dozen list, but save your pennies for those on the clean fifteen list. The handy infographic below courtesy of http://www.juicingwithg.com explains it all in an easy-to-follow guide:

Dirty Dozen Infographic

6 Replies to “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen”

  1. Organic products are undoubtedly the best, the only disadvantage is that they are a little more expensive but we could say that it is a long term investment in our health so it is worth it.

    By the way very nice infographics

  2. “Safe” is a very subjective word when speaking of pesticides. They all have pesticides. One study showed that every sample of imported nectarines tested positive for pesticides, with 90.8 percent containing traces of two or more pesticides. Domestic nectarines don’t test with as much pesticide residue, but overall 33 pesticides have been detected on nectarines.

  3. I noticed imported nectarines were also a part of the dirty dozen. Why is it only imported snap peas and nectarines? Are domestically produced snap peas and nectarines safe?

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