Dirty Dozen

I like organic produce. My budget does not. But we worked out a compromise. Those great folks at the Environmental Working Group came up with a list of produce with the highest pesticide residues. Using the list you can determine when to buy organic produce and when you can save a few dollars by purchasing conventionally grown produce. And, if you have an iPhone, they even have a great new app to use when you’re shopping. (http://www.foodnews.org/)

Here’s the low-down on the down and dirty:

12 Most Contaminated (buy organic)

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes 

12 Least Contaminated (buy conventionally grown)

  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya

April 29, 2009. Uncategorized.

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