Conventional Produce With High Level of Contaminants

April 28, 2010

So, you’re on a serious budget because your paycheck is skimpy,  your stimulus check hasn’t shown up in the mail,  and that bag of organic produce is now looking extra pricey. Or perhaps, you are  stranded in the middle of nowhere on a road trip and all you can find is conventional produce. Below is a list of fruits and veggies that should be, if possible, AVOIDED when NOT ORGANIC because of the high levels of contaminants/pesticides:

  • Green & red bell peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries (US grown)
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Apricots
  • Green beans
  • Grapes
  • Cucumbers
  • Cantaloupes
  • Spinach

If all else fails, and you have to get down with the conventional, you can also mix 1 ounce of 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide in 1 gallon of water and use this solution to rinse your produce. If the veggie or fruit is waxed, make sure to peel off the waxed skin before eating!  – XoXo Raw Girl


One comment

  1. I use Veggie Wash on all my fruits and veggies that I buy at wholefoods. Especially on root veggies or conventional produce!

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