Posts Tagged ‘produce’

Produce most & least contaminated by pesticides

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Buying organic produce means, as most of you know, that there are no pesticides and chemical fertilizers used to grow the produce.  This means that there is no pesticide residue found on the produce that we consume into our bodies.  I know that buying organic can be expensive.  Trust me!  I’m a single girl on a budget.  So, when you need to prioritize your organic produce, here’s a list of the most contaminated and least contaminated produce.

 

DIRTY DOZEN

   ▪ Apples

   ▪ Celery

   ▪ Sweet bell peppers

   ▪ Peaches

   ▪ Strawberries

   ▪ Nectarines-imported

   ▪ Grapes (Imported)

   ▪ Spinach

   ▪ Lettuce

   ▪ Cucumbers

   ▪ Blueberries-domestic

         ▪ Potato

CLEAN FIFTEEN

Benefits and uses of onions

▪ Onions

▪ Sweet Corn (Frozen)

▪ Pineapples

▪ Avocado

▪ Cabbage

▪ Sweet Peas (Frozen)

▪ Asparagus

▪ Mango

▪ Eggplant

▪ Kiwi Fruit

   ▪ Cantaloupe

   ▪ Sweet potato

   ▪ Grapefruit

   ▪ Watermelon

   ▪ Papaya