Eating organic - the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wouldn't it be great to be able to eat organic - and on a budget? Unfortunately, unless you raise your own or have a good friend who does, chances are you won't be able to. The Dirty Dozen are the top 12 (actually 14) fruits and veggies in terms of probably pesticides on them. The Clean Fifteen are the 15 that are least likely to have pestidice residue. So, if you can, try to eat organic foods from the Dirty Dozen list (lettuce, celery, bell peppers, strawberries, spinach. cucumbers (though you can peel them and get rid of a lot of the pesticide residue), blueberries, green beans, and kale are the low carb items on the list. Also apples, peaches, grapes and potatoes. On the other hand, there's no need (or less need) to worry about pesticide residue on onions, avocado, cabbage, sweet peas, asparagus, eggplant, cataloupe, sweet potatoes, or mushrooms. Or on sweet corn, pineapple, mangoes, kiwis, grapefruit, or watermelon, though of course we won't be eating them anyway!
Here's a link to post by Mmmm Paleo about this issue. www.mmmmpaleo.com/2013/0