The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Buy Organic

Find out which organic produce is worth paying more for.

Of the fruits and vegetables you buy every week, which should you buy organic? The Environmental Working Group's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides identifies fruits and vegetables that have the highest and lowest pesticide residues. If you're worried about pesticides in your food, consider buying these 12 fruits and vegetables organic, starting with the most contaminated food.

Updated April 2016


Should You Buy Organic Produce

1. Strawberries

Strawberries topped this year's list of fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. According to the Environmental Working Group there are 300 pounds of pesticides applied to each acre of conventional strawberries. If you're concerned about pesticides, consider buying organic. Try them in these delicious, healthy recipes with strawberries:


Should You Buy Organic Produce

2. Apples

Apples topped this year's list of fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. If you're concerned about pesticides, consider buying organic apples. Try them in these delicious, healthy recipes with apples:








Should You Buy Organic Produce

9. Tomatoes

Try these delicious, healthy recipes with tomatoes: