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Organic or Non-Organic that is the Question?

I get it! Organic fruits and veggies are expensive but are they really worth it? When it comes to feeding your body nutritious food does organic really matter? The Answer is yes and no. The environmental working group (EWG) puts out a list each year of the Clean 15 and the Dirty dozen. Clean 15 are the top 15 fruits and vegetables with the least amount of pesticide residues and the Dirty dozen are the top 12 most heavily contaminated fruits and veggies. A great way to cut down the costs of organic produce is to use these lists when making your purchases.



2021 Clean 15 food list (buy conventional to save $$)

Avocado

Sweet corn

Pineapple

Onions

Frozen sweet peas

Eggplant

Asparagus

Broccoli

Cabbage

Kiwi

Cauliflower

Mushrooms

Honeydew melon

Cantaloupes





2021 Dirty Dozen (Buy organic varieties)

Strawberries

Spinach

Kale, collard and mustard greens

Nectarines

Apples

Grapes

Cherries

Peaches

Pears

Bell and hot peppers

Celery

Tomatoes







For more information regarding pesticides and handy dandy lists visit the Environmental working group website at www.EWG.org.


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