Welcome to What? No Coupons! A fun series I write here at The Frugalette all about ways to save without using any coupons. Not that there’s anything wrong with coupons, I heart coupons after all! But sometimes you just can’t find one or it’s rare or you just need a break sometimes! Last week I wrote about saving your organic dollars on produce that’s considered the Clean 15. Well, now that you saved on not buying that produce organic, where should you splurge?
According to the Environmental Working Group the following foods are part of the Dirty Dozen! If your family eats these foods regularly you might want to consider switching to organic. The list below goes from highest pesticide count to lowest. Yes, apples are the #1 highest count in pesticide. Yikes! Our family is all about “an apple a day!” You can bet where my precious organic dollars will be spent.
If you just can’t afford a certain fruit or veggie that is consumed frequently, remember this tip from a report in Food and Chemical Toxicology,
Vigorously washing, rubbing and rinsing conventional produce under running water for 15 seconds reduces pesticide deposits by 30%!
Before you head to the store, print this list and buy THIS organic and not THAT!
- Imported Nectarines
- Imported Grapes
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Domestic Blueberries
- Kale/Collard Greens
What do you think? Will you be buying these organic, or do you already?