Economically Organic

With the rising cost of living it can be quite a financial commitment to buy everything organic. I am passionate to eat organic whenever I can, however I need to be realistic about how much I should actually spend on my food. Researching this online and chatting to some of the providores at Orange Grove Organic Food Markets I have discovered that there are some foods which are more important to eat organic than others. I have found I can save some money by buying organic options for foods that are more likely to absorb pesticides and then the rest I can buy standard options at a lower cost.
There is also a wholesale organic market in Sydney called ‘Back to Eden’, which a friend of mine has told me is much cheaper. 
Here’s some of the information I found on pesticides in foods that might help you make decisions on this too.

The Environmental Work Group in USA
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/
EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Dirty Dozen
Buy these organic

Clean 15
Lowest in Pesticide
 


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Apple
Apples
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Celery
Celery
3
Strawberries
Strawberries
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Peaches
Peaches
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Spinach
Spinach
6
Nectarines
Nectarines
– imported
7
Grapes
Grapes – imported
8
Red Pepper
Sweet bell peppers
9
Potatoe
Potatoes
10
Blueberries
Blueberries
– domestic
11
Lettuce
Lettuce
12
Kale
Kale/collard greens

 


Onions
Onions
2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn
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Pineapple
Pineapples
4
Avocado
Avocado
5
Asparagus
Asparagus
6
Peas
Sweet peas
7
Mango
Mangoes
8
Eggplant
Eggplant
9
Cantelope
Cantaloupe
– domestic
10
Kiwi
Kiwi
11
Cabbage
Cabbage
12
Watermelon
Watermelon
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Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
14
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
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Mushrooms
Mushrooms

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About Radha

I have a passion for good healthy food. My intention is to inspire others to live and eat healthy by sharing my ideas, discoveries and knowledge about healthy food and lifestyles.

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