fruits to choose organic.

Monday, April 30, 2012

fruits to choose organic

some fruits and veggies are more contaminated than others. choosing wisely can save you some moola.

top 5 fruits to choose organic (the most contaminated) in no particular order:

1. strawberries
2. apples
3. peaches
4. blueberries
5. grapes

here's a tip: if it has a thick skin (think citrus, pineapple, melons) the edible part is likely to be less contaminated due to it's hard outer shell.

photo via seven spoons.

20 comments:

shawna said...

Easy simple list. Thanks!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I abide by this list- or peel the apples.

Anonymous said...

"top 5 fruits to choose organic (the most contaminated) in no particular order"

The MOST contaminated???

rebecca said...

anon-
pesticide residue.

Angel Court Jewels... said...

Great advice!!! Thanks for sharing. I love to eat organic whenever possible.

Courtney

Anonymous said...

rebecca - thx, we have different rules in the uk on organic produce.

rebecca said...

anon-
of course! good to know. :)

Sarah said...

Hmmm that makes sense about the skin thickness. Thanks for the tip! Especially since we are in fruit season =)

- Sarah
agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Lonely Wife Project said...

And one of the most contaminated vegetables are bell peppers. If you're going to eat, make sure they're organic.

Lonely Wife Project said...

I just realized how poor my grammar is in the above comment. I need it to not be Monday. You forgive me right?

rebecca said...

sabra-
unforgiveable. also, bell peppers are so hard to find organic. annoying.

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Good tips!!! thanks for the heads up!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Such good to remember, especially since I can't stop drooling over all the berries in the market!

Shoko said...

So good to know! Thank you - love your health posts. And I'm so excited you bought that bathing suit - it's so cute!

.aubrey c. said...

Wow all those plums looks so luscious!

http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

TheBeautyFile said...

Love this. It's SO IMPORTANT! I just copied and pasted it into an email for me and my husband to have when we shop! How scary to think about all those crevices on a strawberry for potential poison!!

katie said...

this is a great tip!

Mama Gone Green said...

what a yummy looking photo!

Derek and Talia said...

this is great too know. i've heard to always buy organic apples since you eat the skin. thanks lady! and the photos are inspiring as usual :)

ridgewoodmom said...

Totally makes sense! Thanks!

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