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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

The Dirty Dozen is a list of the foods highest in pesticide use and residues when they are grown with conventional (non-organic) methods. The Clean Fifteen includes those produce items that are low in pesticides, even when grown conventionally. The Kripalu Kitchen always chooses organic when serving foods listed on the Dirty Dozen list. Here’s a complete listing of each to help you choose wisely at the supermarket. For cooking inspiration, check out more than 100 recipes from the Kripalu Kitchen.

The Dirty Dozen
(listed with worst first)
The Clean Fifteen
(listed with best first)
Peach
Apple
Bell Pepper
Celery
Nectarine
Strawberries
Cherries
Kale
Lettuce
Grapes (imported)
Carrot
Pear



Onion
Avocado
Sweet Corn
Pineapple
Mango
Asparagus
Sweet Peas
Kiwi
Cabbage
Eggplant
Papaya
Watermelon
Broccoli
Tomato
Sweet Potato