Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Dirty Dozen--Pesticide in Produce


It is good to know which fruits and vegetables are the highest and lowest in pesticides, so you know which ones you should go out of your way to find organic versions of and which you can buy the non organic versions of. Environmental Working Group has a wallet guide you can print out. This week I found some organic cherries at our local supermarket, so I found the manager and told him I had children and I was grateful for all the organic produce they were stocking.




The Dirty Dozen/ Buy These Organic:

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

Cleanest/Lowest in Pesticides:

Onion
Avacado
Sweet Corn (Frozen)
Pineapples
Mango
Sweet Peas (Frozen)
Asparagus
Kiwi
Bananas
Cabbage
Broccoli
Eggplant

1 comments:

Mary Frances said...

I really need to have that list on a laminated card in my purse. I'll never remember what not to buy unless I do that!

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