organic produce: the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen
Thanks to my lovely and helpful sister for sending this to me, I have a quick reference guide to organic produce!
The Organic Consumer’s Association has a report outlining the best and worst produce when it comes to pesticide residue levels.
Below, here’s the list of the twelve WORST foods when it comes to pesticides. Apples are the most chemically contaminated produce according to a report by the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit focused on public health. If you’re looking to eat healthy, pesticide-free foods, consider buying these items in organic form:
Feel free to pin these lists to Pinterest to keep a ready-to-use cheat sheet for when you’re in the produce section at the grocery store. You don’t want to break the bank when it comes to food shopping, but no one wants to chow down on some pesticides–you can buy organic only on the items that rank high in pesticides!
Do you normally buy organic foods? I’ve become much more aware of organic and try to splurge for it when I’m shopping for fruits and veggies. What about you guys?