The Dirty Dozen Plus: 14 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. New to the Dirty Dozen for the past two years are two extra foods, which they added as a “Plus” category. The EWG included the Plus category to highlight foods that fell outside the normal criteria for the Dirty Dozen, but which are often found to have traces of highly toxic organophosphate pesticides. If you're worried about pesticides in your food, consider buying these 14 fruits and vegetables organic, starting with the most contaminated food.

Updated April 2013

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