2023 Annual Produce List for The Dirty Dozen & The Clean 15

The annual list of fruits & veggies with the highest & least amount of pesticides residue.

Cecily Cole-Jones


2023 Dirty Dozen List

  1. Strawberries

  2. Spinach

  3. Kale, Collards, Mustard Greens

  4. Peaches

  5. Pears

  6. Nectarines

  7. Apples

  8. Grapes

  9. Bell Peppers & Hot Peppers

  10. Cherries

  11. Blueberries

  12. Green beans

Organic or Conventional?

This surprising list for fresh produce can help make the decision of what to consume.

Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization, releases a list that highlights the fruits and veggies most contaminated with residue from pesticides. The results are determined from research conduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

The goal of the list is to assist consumers in making good choices when purchasing produce to bring home. The EWG analyzes an impressive 45,000 produce samples so literally every common fruit and vegetable can be found on these lists.

2023 Clean 15 List

  1. Avocados

  2. Sweet Corn

  3. Pineapple

  4. Onions

  5. Papaya

  6. Sweet Peas (frozen)

  7. Asparagus

  8. Honeydew Melon

  9. Kiwi

  10. Cabbage

  11. Mushrooms

  12. Cantaloupe

  13. Sweet Potatoes

  14. Watermelon

  15. Carrots

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