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Friday, May 7, 2010

The 2010 Dirty Dozen List - Which Organic Foods to purchase

The Dirty Dozen for 2010 has been released and varies from last year's. In fact, Celery is now on the top of the list so I am happy I have buying this one as an organic for a while.

First up, a reminder of what the dirty dozen is all about: These are foods that are recommended to buy organic because even after washing, the pesticides remain. You may wish to either memorize or print list and take it with you to the store so that you are sure to spend a bit extra on these foods and spend less on the foods not on this list.

Photo courtesy of MeetaK

1. Celery
2. Peaches
3. Strawberries
4. Apples
5. Blueberries
6. Nectarines
7. Bell peppers
8. Spinach
9. Kale
10. Cherries
11. Potatoes
12. Grapes

Remember, the most affordable option is to grow your own fruits and vegetables. There is also the added benefit of knowing exactly what is put onto your foods. Also, to find out why these items are on the list, refer to this article by Yahoo Green.


Mindy Lockard Etiquette said...

Thank you so much for posting this list! Always good to know because once in the produce department it can be very confusing!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Thanks for the updated list Jennifer! I'm glad Bell Peppers aren't at the very top anymore : )

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

How funny is this, I just wrote the very same post!! I was waiting to publish when I'm on vacation this week.

DailyChef said...

Great list! Very useful :)

boliyou said...

This is a very useful list! As so often happens, Lifehacker has a link to a cute/useful printout wallet card for the Dirty Dozen: It also contains 12 foods that are okay to NOT buy organic.

enjoy, and thanks!

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