12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

We always encourage buying local, organic fruits and vegetables, but sometimes you have to pick and choose! Whether money is tight or organic produce isn’t readily available, it’s sometimes easier said than done to go organic. These are the top 12 foods reported by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) to contain the most pesticides. Buy them organic whenever possible! The Clean Fifteen are the foods least likely to contain pesticides, so buy them conventional if you have to!

Suja Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen for 2013

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Cherry tomatoes
  4. Cucumbers
  5. Grapes
  6. Hot peppers
  7. Nectarines (imported)
  8. Peaches
  9. Potatoes
  10. Spinach
  11. Strawberries
  12. Sweet bell peppers

Dirty Dozen Plus: Kale/collard greens and Summer squash

The Clean Fifteen for 2013

  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocados
  3. Cabbage
  4. Cantaloupe
  5. Sweet corn
  6. Eggplant
  7. Grapefruit
  8. Kiwi
  9. Mangoes
  10. Mushrooms
  11. Onions
  12. Papayas
  13. Pineapples
  14. Sweet peas (frozen) 
  15. Sweet potatoes
Sam Swensen

Sam Swensen

Sam has been leading Suja’s social media efforts since the company began in 2012. Her passion for fitness and nutrition has been key to her role as Suja’s online voice. An avid juicer, runner and devoted yogi, Sam embodies the Suja lifestyle and infuses her knowledge and experiences into all of Suja’s social platforms.