Which Foods Should You Buy Organic?

Friday, August 17, 2012 22:10
Posted in category Healthy Living

Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Buying organic can be pretty pricy, so here is one way to make smart decisions when you shop. This may behold hat to many of you, but there are 2 lists that are published every year. One is called The Dirty Dozen. These are the 12 fruits and vegetables that are the most heavily laden with pesticides so, obviously, the foods you should buy organic . The Clean Fifteen is the second list, and is a group of the foods that are the least affected. But conventional for these and save yourself a little money.

The Dirty Dozen 2012

Apples
Celery
Sweet Bell Peppers
Peaches
Strawberries
Imported Nectarines
Grapes
Spinach
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Domestic Blueberries
Potatoes

The Clean Fifteen 2012

Onions
Sweet Corn
Pineapples
Avocado
Cabbage
Sweet Peas
Asparagus
Mangoes
Eggplant
Kiwi
Domestic Cantaloupe
Sweet Potatoes
Grapefruit
Watermelon
Mushrooms

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3 Responses to “Which Foods Should You Buy Organic?”

  1. Dave says:

    August 18th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for this article… we’ve been really trying to decide which we want to buy (or grow) organic  and this list makes it much easier to decide!

    Cheers,
    //D

  2. Diane says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I recently returned to Auburn and have adopted a plant based diet. Where are the best places to buy organic locally near Auburn? And is the Farmers Market a safe place (can I trust they are organic?)
    Thanks.

  3. arodriguez says:

    October 4th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Welcome Back, Diane! Gaia’s Natural Foods is a wonderful market to purchase organic foods! It is located at 937 Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn across from Central Square. We also recommend the local Farmers Market down off of Auburn Folsom. It is very safe but you do have to pick the booths that sell organic products.

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