Sunday, January 30, 2011

When to Buy Organic

I try to buy organic when possible, but buying all organic gets very expensive. 
 Like most people, I am always looking to save money where ever I can.  

Here is two list showing the produce that you should always buy organic
and then another list where you can save a little by buying non organic.   

Spend/ Always go Organic with these foods:

Imported grapes, celery, strawberries, blueberries, bell peppers, cherries, peaches, apples, nectarines, kale, spinach and potatoes.

Save Money/ Non organic considered clean:

Honeydew melon, onions, avocado, sweet corn, mangoes, pineapple, sweet peas, kiwifruit, asparagus, cabbage, eggplant, sweet potato, cantaloupe, watermelon and grapefruit.

*The non organic list is considered clean foods, they absorb lower levels of pesticides. 

*Always scrub the outside of your produce to remove as much as possible of  the pesticide residue. 

This study was published in the Prevention Magazine July 2010