4.20.2011

WTKW Mini Series

For the next several weeks I'm going to help you know how to wreck your kitchen the wisest.
I'll be helping you read the labels on food items, so that you know what you're spending your money on.

ORGANIC:
  •  Items that are 100% organic are certified to have been produced only using methods thought to be good for the earth.
  • Organic means the item contains 95% organic ingredients.
  • Made without potentially harmful pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, or genetic engineering.
  • Can cost up to 50% more than non organic. If the cost is prohibitive to you, it's better to eat healthy choices, like fruits and veggies, that are conventionally grown, rather than skipping them.
  • Produce most effected by pesticides includes: peaches, apples, peppers, strawberries, nectarines, cherries, lettuce and pears.
  • A helpful way to remember this is think of the skin of the fruit or vegetable, if it's think and you'll eat it, it's better to go organic. Fruits like oranges, bananas, pineapple and others with hard outer skins, that you'll be discarding- you're pretty safe to get the conventionally grown kind.

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1 comment:

Shalise said...

This is helpful-I like to know that the few items that I choose to buy organic are worth the price-sometimes I wonder if organic is truly better-but I do keep that list of fruits and veggies that are best to buy organic in my wallet!