2018 New You Beauty Awards - Powered by OmegaXL

The Dirty Dozen

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jun 02, 2021
The Dirty Dozen

New You Health Tip: Avoid pesticide residue by purchasing specific organic fruits and vegetables.

A group of fruits and vegetables known as ‘The Dirty Dozen’ absorb higher levels of pesticides than others. If you cannot afford to buy all organic produce, the EWG (Environmental Working Group) advises that you should at least buy the organic versions of these 12. To limit your intake of pesticides, avoid these contaminated fruits and vegetables:

  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5. Peaches
  6. Spinach
  7. Sweet bell peppers
  8. Nectarines
  9. Cucumbers
  10. Potatoes
  11. Cherry tomatoes
  12. Hot peppers