Monday, January 7, 2008

Organic vs. Conventional

Ever felt reluctant to shell out $5.99/pound for some organic berries, when the conventional option looked just as mouthwatering for half the price? (Here's a hint: If you're in a cash crunch, go with the kiwis instead.) And what if you find yourself somewhere that doesn't offer any organics at all? This is handy info to have at your fingertips next time you're cruising through the produce department. From Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous by Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS. For more info on this subject visit http://www.foodnews.org/


12 Most Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables

(Buy These Organic)


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



12 Least Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables


Asparagus
Avocados
Bananas
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn (sweet)
Kiwi
Mangoes
Onions
Papaya
Peas (sweet)
Pineapples

3 comments:

Miguel said...

Very useful info!

Thanks!

Miguel

FoodiePrincess said...

That's really interesting. I hadn't really thought about it as a spectrum before.

Susie said...

This is why I really whish we had a whole foods or central market nearby. Really good info. Frozen peas? Gag...