While everything that comes in our boxes is 100% Certified Organic, we love to make sure everyone knows about how to make the best choices when they’re shopping outside the box.
THE DIRTY DOZEN are the 12 items below that are most important to always buy Organic*
Kale / Collard greens +
However, luckily, some produce doesn’t require as many chemicals in production and are thus cleaner options if you are wanting to choose conventional produce that is safe to eat. Here are some of the CLEAN FIFTEEN.
*The Environmental Working Group puts an annual list together of these conventional items that are found to have the highest concentrations of pesticides and other synthetic residues. The items with the “+ “are ones that are considered Dirty Dozen Plus because they have been found to have residues of pesticides that are actually toxic to humans.
USDA EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce recognizes that many people who want reduce their exposure to pesticides in produce may not be able to afford an all-organic diet. It helps them seek out conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that tend to test low for pesticide residues. When they want foods whose conventional versions test high for pesticides, they can make an effort to locate organic versions. For additional information and the source for this article visit http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php
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