Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Top 10 Foods to Buy Organic

If, like me, you are working hard to trim down your expenses as much as possible, and you have looked at your food bills and gasped, then you're probably trying to figure out what kind of produce is most critical to buy organic.

Because even though I wish I could buy everything organic, the fact is that it is just cost-prohibitive right now. Sad but true.

So.... without further ado, I present the Top 10 Foods to Buy Organic:

RANK

FRUIT OR VEGGIE

SCORE

1 (worst)

Peaches

100 (highest pesticide load)

2

Apples

96

3

Sweet Bell Peppers

86

4

Celery

85

5

Nectarines

84

6

Strawberries

83

7

Cherries

75

8

Lettuce

69

9

Grapes - Imported

68

10

Pears

65


Keep in mind, there are 33 other items on this list of foods it's important to buy organic (spinach, potatoes, and carrots are items 11, 12, and 13), but these are the 10 most important ones. I am never touching a non-organic peach ever again!

You can print out a handy little wallet guide here.

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