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The “Dirty Dozen” September 17, 2010

Filed under: Nutrition Info — thegreatplate @ 3:55 pm
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Try to pick which organic foods to splurge on and which ones to skip on a tight budget? Here is the infamous “dirty dozen” of the 12 foods considered most likely to contain contaminants when not grown organically.  Visit organic.org to find out more about this list.

You may want to buy the organic version of these foods when you can:

12 Most Contaminated

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

Meanwhile, here are 12 foods that the conventional picks are just fine:

12 Least Contaminated

  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya
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2 Responses to “The “Dirty Dozen””

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