Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Dirty Dozen and the Consistently Clean

 
You know the importance of buying organic fruits and veggies.  But, sometimes due to cost or limited availability, it's just not possible.  The lists below can help.  Read on after the lists and I'll help you decipher some of the food labeling that is used too.

The Dirty Dozen (Try to always get these organic)

Apples
Bell Peppers
Celery
Cherries
Grapes
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Potatoes
Raspberries
Spinach
Strawberries

The Consistently Clean (The least contaminated by pesticides)

Asparagus
Avocados
Bananas
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Sweet Corn
Kiwi
Mangos
Onions
Papayas
Pineapples
Sweet Peas

Labels

"100% Organic" - Displays the USDA Seal
"Organic" - 95% Organic, USDA Organic Seal
"Made with Organic Ingredients" - 70% Organic, No Seal
"Free Range" - Has access to the outdoors
"Natural" - No artificial coloring, chemical preservatives or synthetic ingredients

Happy Shopping!

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