Friday, June 27, 2014

Use this when making your next grocery list!

We love buying organic. Not only is it smart to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals, but picking organic also supports environmentally friendly farming practices. Whole Foods Market in Chattanooga brings the very best and freshest pesticide and GMO free foods to you and family.

Organics are typically more expensive than conventional produce, so make the most of your grocery budget by choosing organic versions of the fruits and veggies that are most heavily contaminated.
The 2013 Dirty Dozen

The 12 fruits and vegetables found to be most contaminated. Whenever possible, buy these organic.

1. Apples

2. Celery

3. Cherry tomatoes

4. Cucumbers

5. Grapes

6. Hot peppers

7. Nectarines – imported

8. Peaches

9. Potatoes

10. Spinach

11. Strawberries

12. Sweet bell peppers

We understand that total organic living can be difficult and some times expensive, use the list's above and below next time your making your grocery list.
The 2013 Clean Fifteen

The fruits and vegetables found to be the least contaminated. It’s okay to buy the conventional, non-organic varieties.

1. Asparagus

2. Avocados

3. Cabbage

4. Cantaloupes

5. Sweet corn

6. Eggplants

7. Grapefruits

8. Kiwis

9. Mangos

10. Mushrooms

11. Onions

12. Papayas

13. Pineapples

14. Sweet peas – frozen

15. Sweet potatoes