The “Dirty Dozen” are the fruits and veggies with the most pesticides found on them.
From year to year, this list changes.
Washing with an effective fruit and vegetable cleaner can certainly help eliminate surface toxic chemical residues. Peeling a piece of fruit or vegetable is sometimes an option, but it strips away beneficial nutrients.
It’s always best to buy organic, but if you can’t always buy organic, at least buy organic when it comes to these 12.