Clean 15: Non-Organic Fruits and Veggies that are Safe to Eat

If you are wanting to eat better and would like to buy organic vegetables and fruit, but feel you can not afford them,  the Environmental Working Group has tested these to find the levels of pesticides.  They have found 15 fruits and vegetables that do not have high levels of pesticides yet are not labelled organic. (I have also found that organics don’t automatically cost more.  The demand for more organics in our town have made our grocery stores bring in more organics.  There are even sales on organics.)  Anyway, back to the 15, that are low in pesticides.

Onions, pineapple, avocadoes, cabbage, sweet peas, asparagus, cantaloupe, sweet corn, mangoes, eggplant, kiwi, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, watermelon and mushrooms.

These are very healthy foods that do not have to be organic to be safe to eat.  Environmental Working Group also does the dirty list. They have charts that you can print out and carry with you here.

I also want to include this tip that has nothing to do with food, but uses food ingredients as a furniture polish.  We are getting our house ready to sell and I wanted to wipe down our kitchen cabinets, but could not find the furniture polish that I really liked.  I googled to see if I could find a “natural” alternative that I could make at home.  AND I DID!

Mix ¾ cup of oil—I think I used grapeseed oil with ¼ cup white or apple cider vinegar.  Mix in a jar and rub into the wood.  You don’t need to wipe it off.  I thought too oily, but it is not and my dining room table looks fabulous as do my kitchen cabinets—and you do not have to worry about fumes, wiping it off or any other cleaning chemicals worry.  YEA!!!

Marilyn

About Marilyn

I am a "retired senior" (I've been a school librarian and library tech for a government research facility) who is now pursuing a dream of a home business sewing bags of all sorts, crafting and being the creative person I have always wanted to be. I grew up in the center of Illinois and dreamed of actually living back in the state of Colorado where I was born and lived till the age of 7. That dream came true when I met my husband of 43 years while working together in Estes Park. I am interested in alternative medicine, continuing the good health I've always had, while returning to the pre-processed food era of: eating well, losing weight, and using products that do not harm the environment, me, my family and friends. I am for labeling GMO’s, using sustainable products, organics and finding solutions to everyday problems, like colds and sore muscles, using natural remedies. I have a positive attitude that has helped through a very hard year and will bring forth a life that will be full and happy. My family is wonderful and I am a happy lady, wife, mother, and grandma.

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