Monday, June 25, 2012

Updated Dirty Dozen - Organic Foods

I've posted in the past about the importance of organic foods and local foods, but there's more to it than we think. Some foods not only are more likely to keep pesticides due to how we eat them and their "skin" but knowledge of pesticides are also important due to the effect they have on our bodies.

2012-05-22_162541 Plus, some foods we just eat so often, that even if they aren't a "soft skin" food, we come in more contact, making them more likely to cause issues.

Basically, if you eat something OFTEN, consider organic.

The Environmental Working Group is an organization I trust for safety. Here's their latest Dirty Dozen.

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Updated Dirty Dozen - Condiering Buying these Organic

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Peaches
  5. Strawberries
  6. Imported Nectarines
  7. Grapes
  8. Spinach
  9. Lettuce
  10. Cucumbers
  11. Domestic Blueberries
  12. Potatoes
They've also added Green Beans and Kale (other leafy greens) to the list.


  1. hey Amanda, it makes so much sense what you say "if you eat something OFTEN, consider organic"
    there wouldn't be much point choosing organic from a fruit that you eat every now and then only... the everyday essentials should be the best quality and most natural.

    I will share this thoughts with my family

  2. This is a great list to have on hand, I will be trying the Kale as I will be getting better acquainted with my green's! There's quite a variety here, so I'm sure I will always find something on this list!


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