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Do You Like it DIRTY?! The "Dirty Dozen" + What You Need to Know.

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Are you ready for the dirty dozen? No, we're not talking about a group of troublemaking fruits and veggies. We're talking about the 12 most heavily pesticide-contaminated produce that you should always buy organic. But don't worry, we've got you covered..

Are you a fan of organic produce but don't want to break the bank buying everything organic? Look no further than the Dirty Dozen - 12 most heavily pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables that you should always buy organic. And trust us, these dirty dozen are no joke. 

First up on the dirty dozen list is strawberries. These sweet little berries may look innocent, but they're actually one of the most heavily pesticide-contaminated fruits out there. So next time you're tempted to grab a carton of conventional strawberries, remember - you don't want to be eating all those chemicals!

Next on the list are spinach and kale. These leafy greens are packed with nutrients, but they're also notorious for harboring pesticides. So if you want to keep your body healthy and free of chemicals, be sure to go organic when it comes to your greens.

Other produce that made the dirty dozen list include apples, grapes, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, and potatoes. That's a lot of produce to avoid if you're not going organic! But don't worry, you don't have to give up all of your favorite fruits and veggies just because they made the list. You can still enjoy them by choosing organic options.

On the other hand, there are some fruits and veggies that don't make the dirty dozen cut. These are the ones that you don't have to buy organic if you're trying to save money. Some of these include avocados, pineapples, mangoes, kiwi, papayas, and sweet potatoes. So next time you're grocery shopping, you can skip the organic section and save a few bucks on these items.

In conclusion, the dirty dozen may sound intimidating, but it's really just a guide to help you make informed choices about your produce purchases. So next time you're at the grocery store, don't be afraid to go organic when it comes to the most heavily pesticide-contaminated fruits and veggies. And don't forget, sometimes it's okay to save a few bucks by buying conventional produce that doesn't make the dirty dozen cut.