Thursday, April 1, 2010

Organic & Natural Living Thursday

When going Organic on a budget, it's helpful to know which fruits and veggies have the most pesticide exposure. In fact, it's estimated that if you avoid eating the top twelve non-organic fruits and veggies with the highest exposure, you can avoid your pesticide exposure by 80%!

The Dirty Dozen
• Apples
• Bell Peppers
• Celery
• Cherries
• Imported Grapes
• Nectarines
• Peaches
• Pears
• Potatoes
• Red Raspberries
• Spinach
• Strawberries

Top Ten Cleanest Fruits & Veggies
  • Bananas
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Papya
  • Pineapples
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Onions
  • Peas


Anonymous said...

What is your source for this information?

Saving 4 My Family said..., Environmental Working Group, ABC News, Oregon Live, Green Thinkers, etc.


The Boggs Family said...

Thanks for the info! That is very helpful. : )

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Here's a link to the Environmental Working Group's site, for people who want more information: