The Dirty Dozen should ALWAYS be bought organic. If not, you risk exposing yourself to 50-70 different chemicals.
Strawberries (all berries)
Sweet Bell Peppers
Kale/Collard Greens/Leafy Greens
These foods are OK to buy conventionally because there are little to no traces of pesticides when grown non-organically
The Clean 15
IF you cannot afford to buy organic or cannot find organic, try a fruit and veggie spray to remove pescticide residue as best as possible.
Fruit and Veggie Spray
1 cup water
− 1 cup white distilled vinegar
− 1 T baking soda (added slowly)
− 20 drops grapefruit seed extract
Mix ingredients together in a big pot- and put into a spray bottle. Spray on Fruits and veggies that are not organic and leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with water and enjoy.
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