Organic is Overrated

That’s right.  I said it.  And I mean it.  Organic is over-rated. In fact, foods that are low in pesticide residues, you can save your pennies on.  For example, a bag of organic broccoli at Trader Joes is 40 cents more than non-organic.  Broccoli is a low pesticides food.  Same thing for Avocados.  Instead of spending $3.59 for a bag of organic avocados, spend $2.99 for non-organic, another low pesticides food.

I decided to put together a prelim list of common foods that should be organic vs. non-organic just for your information.  Use this list.  It is one that will save you a lot of money. Then, simply take that saved money and donate it to The City of Hope or St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  Or do what you want with the extra cash.  No one should ever tell you what to do! 😉

Foods High in Pesticide Residues – Buy Organic

Apples     Bell Peppers     Grapes (imported)    Bell Peppers    Nectarines    Red Raspberries    Celery   Peaches   Spinach              Cherries                      Pears                 Strawberries

(call these the dirty dozen)

Foods Low in Pesticide Residues – Buy Non-Organic and save yo money!

Asparagus     Cauliflower     Onions      Avocados    Papaya     Banana    Kiwi    Pineapple

Broccoli         Mango             Peas

There are certainly more plants to ask about but I cannot include them all. These are the top ones.  And for those of you who work with me, you’re probably wondering why banana and pineapple are even listed here. For those of you who don’t work with me, it’s our little secret.  ;)