By Jason Wachob

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is out with their 2012 'Dirty Dozen' list of produce with the highest amount of pesticides.
Here's the complete Dirty Dozen list. You probably want to buy organic here. Once again, apples top the list.
The Dirty Dozen
1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Sweet Bell Peppers
4. Peaches
5. Strawberries
6. Nectarines – Imported
7. Grapes
8. Spinach
9. Lettuce
10. Cucumbers
11. Blueberries
12. Potatoes
This year, the added a "plus" category with Green Beans and Kale/Greens.
On the flip side, here's the "Clean 15" list containing the lowest amount of  pesticides. If you'd like to save money and not opt for organic, then this list is probably a good place to start.
The Clean 15: 
1. Onions
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Cabbage
6. Sweet Peas
7. Asparagus
8. Mangoes
9. Eggplant
10. Kiwi
11. Domestic Cantaloupe
12. Sweet Potatoes
13. Grapefruit
14. Watermelon
15. Mushrooms
What do you think? Any surprises?
image via flickr/cookthink
Published June 22, 2012 at 2:40 PM
About Jason Wachob As Curator and one of the founders of MindBodyGreen, Jason's goal is to inspire wellness globally. After being told that he required back surgery, Jason opted for yoga and is now completely healed. Jason has been featured in the The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He has a BA in History from Columbia University, where he played Varsity Basketball for four years. Jason lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife.You can follow Jason on Twitter @JasonWachob.

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