The Dirty Dozen :: Produce To Buy Organic

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Do you know the Dirty Dozen? In regards to Fruits and Vegetables that is? These are the fruits and vegetables that you should purchase organic because of the high pesticide content. If you eat these it is best to purchase organic. Do you know what USDA Organic means? Check out this post that explains it!

Dirty Dozen

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

We have a extensive list of resources available for Organic Coupons. We also have a Naturally Frugal Section here on the blog.

Do you use Organic Fruits and Vegetables?  One way we save money is by gardening and using farmers markets.

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  1. peaches are the worst ones to buy non organically. no amount of scrubbing or cleaning can get the pesticides off because of the “fur” on the fruit.

  2. I had no idea about this! It is great to know

  3. I read that IMPORTED grapes are on the dirty dozen list. Just wondering if grapes from the states are okay not to be organic.

  4. Surprised by the apples. I thought strawberries had the most pesticides.

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