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The Dirty Dozen- Organic On a Budget!

Posted Mar 11 2012 3:21pm
One of the great things about going vegetarian is that, if you do it right, it will be cheaper than eating meat. Think about it. At three, four or more dollar per pound, meat can be one of the more expensive items on your grocery list. Replacing meat with protein sources like beans, or even tofu (if you bargain hunt) can give you a little extra room in your grocery bill for organic food you might not have been able to afford before.

If you’re looking to save some money, you should know that you not all foods are better if they’re organic. The Dirty Dozen  is a list of produce with the highest and lowest pesticide residues and can be helpful in deciding which foods to cut from your organic list of groceries.

12 Most Contaminated:

Peaches

Apples

Sweet Bell Peppers

Celery

Nectarines

Strawberries

Cherries

Pears

Imported Grapes

Spinach

Lettuce

Potatoes

12 Least Contaminated:

Onions

Avocado

Frozen Sweet Corn

Pineapples

Mango

Asparagus

Frozen Sweet Peas

Kiwis

Bananas

Cabbage

Broccoli

Papayas

There are some studies that suggest that eating organic isn’t necessarily better for you at all. I certainly recommend doing your own research to form your own opinions about the organic food trend before changing around your diet too drastically. I personally prefer to buy my produce locally regardless if its organic or not, but that is just my own preference! Hope this was helpful!


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