03 September 2011

Juicing and The Dirty Dozen

We do a lot of juicing around here. That's what makes summer and spring my favorite seasons....the abundance of fresh foods priced at their best! However, choosing the best of the produce can be a bit tricky at times depending on where you shop. Local farmer's markets, road side stands, and of course your own garden are the best places to find organic or mostly organic produce for the best price. But when that isn't possible and the grocery store is our only option then we need to look closer into 'where' the produce is coming from. Try to buy from products from the USA as much as possible, and if you are able to, and can afford it try to find organic. We have an awesome grocery store in our area that sells 'in season' organic produce for an affordable price. Many times, I can find organic for only pennies more than non-organic. Another thing that is helpful is knowing which fruits and vegetables are the considered the 'worst' and 'best' when it comes to choosing what our family likes. Here is the 'Dirty Dozen List' that I found and memorized. It is good to know that not ALL produce could or should be considered best to buy organic.

The 12 most contaminated
sweet bell peppers
imported grapes
The 12 least contaminated
onions, avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, mangos, asparagus,
sweet peas, kiwi, bananas, cabbage, broccoli and papaya.


ccc said...

Love that picture! That's what happens around here whenever someone is making something to eat/drink.

Mrs. Stam said...

haha I still do it, "one for the juicer one for me" love this post! and we grow a lot of our own food, that way WE know what we are eating!!!

Cinnamon said...

Hey there~ For some reason you popped into my mind yesterday and I figured God wanted me to pray for you. So I did :-) I prayed for peace for your day....enjoyment with your family and for God to provide you with what you needed and strength to do ALL you do.

hugs~ Cinnamon

OurLilFullFam said...

Thank-you for the list!