Thursday, February 24, 2011

Organic Eating

Within the last few months, Gavin and I decided to start eating primarily Organic food. From our meat which we harvest and process our selves, to growing fruits and veggies in our very own garden! The benefits of eating Organically are immense! No chemicals, no artificial flavorings, no pesticides!

So what does organic mean anyway?

Organic foods are those that are produced using environmentally sound methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives
( go here for more information)

BUT there is one big thing I feel the need to share with you! NOT all fruits and vegetables need to be bought organic. I have a list of the foods you MUST get organically and the few that have virtually NO pesticides or chemicals and are not grown organically! Cool huh!

Foods the you should buy Organic
"Dirty Dozen"

1. Celery
2. Peaches
3. Strawberries
4. Apples
5. Blueberries
6. Nectarines
7. Sweet Bell Peppers
8. Spinach
9. Kale / Collard Greens
10. Cherries
11. Potatoes
12. Grapes (imported)

Foods to buy that are NOT organic
" The Clean 15"

1. Onions
2. Avocado
3. Sweet Corn (frozen)
4. Pineapples
5. Mango
6. Sweet Peas (frozen)
7. Asparagus
8. Kiwi Fruit
9. Cabbage
10. Eggplant
11. Cantaloupe (domestic)
12. Watermelon
13. Grapefruit
14. Sweet Potatoes
15. Honeydew Melon

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