The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

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Have you ever uttered the following?

“Organic? I can’t afford to eat organic!”

I, for one, have certainly thrown that line out before in frustration directed towards the expense of purchasing produce labelled organic.

BUT. I’ve been trying really hard to continue the cleansing process of ridding my cabinets of chemically laden STUFF. Including my nonexistent pantry.

Considering the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen is a good way of getting started with organic produce OR to prioritise the fruits and vegetables that you should steer towards buying organically if this is on your importance radar. Specifically, these are the fruits and vegetables that we have to worry about the most and the least in terms of the pesticide load that they bear

The Environmental Working Group share that, in order to avoid the most pesticide laden fruit and veg we would be best to try to buy the dirty dozen, organic where possible.

I definitely try and be mindful of this when purchasing but it’s also important to use common sense! It something is thick skinned or has covered flesh it’s going to be cleaner and greener that something with thin skin that is more exposed to the environment.

Do you purchase organic produce? I’d be interested to hear from you!

Erin x




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