The Dirty Dozen – Your Guide To Pesticides

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Are ‘super foods ‘safe’ if they’re loaded with pesticides?

Are you concerned about pesticides in your produce? Are you wondering which foods should be organic ‘must-haves’ and which are ‘safe’ to eat non-organic? Well, if you’re like me, you probably read labels and pay attention to what you’re buying. Organic can be pricey, and sometimes you may want to opt for non-organic when possible. Me too.

This is why I was so happy when I came across a handy little guide at an awesome organic restaurant recently. It’s the ‘Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides’ made by the incomparably delicious organic Italian restaurant, Picazzo’s, in Sedona, Arizona.

Delicious pizza pies aside, I want to share with you what they call “The Dirty Dozen” most risky non-organic produce, and Their top, “Clean 15”. Here we go …

Dirty Dozen Must-Eat Organics

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Strawberries
  4. Peaches
  5. Spinach
  6. Nectarines
  7. Grapes
  8. Sweet Bell Peppers
  9. Potatoes
  10. Blueberries (superfood or not, conventional blueberries are loaded with pesticides and are better avoided)
  11. Lettuce
  12. Kale/Collards

Clean 15

  1. Onions
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocado
  5. Asparagus
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Mangoes
  8. Eggplant
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet Potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms

How much organic do you have in your diet – 10%, 20%, 50%, more? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy eating and many blessings,

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