The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

Nicky Newton

If you are planning to start adding organic foods to your shop but aren’t sure where to start, read on!

Pesticide Action Network UK have published a list of the fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticide residues termed The Dirty Dozen as well as a list with the least pesticide residues, termed The Clean Fifteen.

You can read the full report here.

The Dirty Dozen

this naughty list contains: Grapefruit, Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Strawberries, Pears, Grapes, Cherries, Peaches, Parsnips, Asparagus, Apples & Apricots.

How To Avoid

Buying organic is an easy way to avoid all pesticide, fertilisers and other nasties used on farms today.  

The Clean Fifteen

in better news; Beetroot, Corn on the cob, Mushrooms, Figs, Rhubarb, Swede, Turnip, Onions, Avocado, Cauliflower, Radish, Sweet Potatoes, Broad Beans, Leeks, Pumpkin & Squash have been found to contain the least pesticide residue of all fruit and vegetable.


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