Wednesday, January 16, 2008

the dirty dozen

Something that is becoming more and more important to me as I do research is feeding my kids as much organic food as possible. Its very overwhelming though because there are so many choice these days. Well listed below is "the dirty dozen". According to the USDA Pesticide Data Program, these food are the most contaminated with pesticides. The list goes from the most to least contaminated. The Sneaky Chef says, "If you eat these foods on a regular basis, you are exposing yourself to more than twenty different pesticides per day." This might give you a good starting point with small changes you can make.

The Dirty Dozen (according to the Sneaky Chef)
Peaches
Strawberries
Apples (this one surpised me!)
Spinach
Nectarines
Celery
Pears
Cherries
Potatoes
Sweet Bell Peppers
Raspberries
Imported Grapes

All information in the post came from The Sneaky Chef by Missy Chase Lapine

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2 comments:

Deanna said...

Wow, what great information. I knew about a couple of those, but a few others surprised me that they were so high compared to other foods. Thank you for posting this!

charlie&gracie said...

deanna,

Thanks for leaving a comment! Some of them surprised me too. It makes me think now when I buy produce.

steph