How to Clean Produce

Dirty Dozen vs Clean 15!


 Do you buy all your fruits & vegetables organic? Or even know witch ones are important to buy organic?

If you're having trouble deciding here's a great list to help you . It's called...


Why should you care?  Pesticides are toxic. And they have also been linked to a variety of diseases including Cancer.

The dirty dozen is a list of the fruits and veggies for which the most pesticides are used in their production, according to the Environmental Working Group.

The above list shows the MOST contaminated starting with APPLES, to the LEAST: ending with POTATOES.


So if you have a smaller budget, the clean 15 is a list of things that you don't necessarily  have to buy organic, as less pesticides are used in their growth & production.


Either way, it's best to properly clean all the fruits & vegetable that you buy!

If you you're looking for an easy way to clean your fruits and veggies from pesticides, here is one idea:

-Fill a bowl or your sink with one part vinegar and 4 parts water, add your produce and let them sit for 1 hour, et voila, their ready to eat!

There are a couple of other natural ways that you can clean your produce of pesticides, I got the above idea from The Daily Mom Blog.