discovery – organic vegetables

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had beautiful vegetable gardens and orchards to pick from each day?  Or that we lived in a part of the world where everything we love to eat grew easily?  Meanwhile, there is no doubt in my mind that organic is the way to go.  Not only is it better for my family to each non-pesticide, non-genetically modified, but the processes used are better for our environment and our overall health.  Yet, how do you afford, or find everything organic in small towns like where we live?

I read some great comments by Dr. Mercola, on an article written about which conventionally grown produce are the safest to consume, or have the least amount of pesticides.  To read the article summary and Dr. Mercola’s comments, check out his site at

I love getting newsletters from Dr. Mercola weekly.  He’s fabulous and is a great resource to look at all kind of current health concerns.

Anyways…here is the list of the 12 fruits and veggies you don’t need to buy organic:

  • broccoli
  • eggplant
  • avocado
  • cabbage
  • banana
  • kiwi
  • asparagus
  • sweet peas (frozen)
  • mango
  • pineapple
  • sweet corn (frozen)
  • onion

The twelve fruits/vegetables with the highest pesticide content:

  • sweet bell peppers
  • apples
  • celery
  • nectarines
  • strawberries
  • cherries
  • lettuce
  • grapes (imported)
  • pears
  • spinach
  • potatoes

So maybe organic isn’t the answer to everything, but here are a few more things to think about. 🙂

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