Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The best organic produce to purchase

I would love to buy organic produce, but I usually don't due to the expense. However, I have heard that their are certain produce items that are more laden with pesticides so I may try purchasing those "dirtier" items organically when I can. I found this blog post that lists the "dirty dozen" produce items and the "clean fifteen. " Check out the "Cent"sible Sawyer blog for more info.

"Dirty Dozen" - these are the ones that you should spend the money on to buy organic, if you can.
1. Peach
2. Apple
3. Bell pepper
4. Celery
5. Nectarine
6. Strawberries
7. Cherries
8. Kale
9. Lettuce
10. Grapes (imported)
11. Carrot
12. Pear

"Clean fifteen"
1. Onion
2. Avocado
3. Sweet corn
4. Pineapple
5. Mango
6. Asparagus
7. Sweet peas
8. Kiwi
9. Cabbage
10. Eggplant
11. Papaya
12. Watermelon
13. Broccoli
14. Tomato
15. Sweet potato

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