The word organic is thrown around a lot these days, and for good reason – the importance is finally catching on.
Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without using pesticides or fertilizers that contain synthetic ingredients, with no irradiation treatment, seeds and transplants are chemical-free, and the fertilizer is natural.
While organic produce is more expensive, nothing is more important than putting your health first. However, if you are finding it hard to adjust the budget initially, here is a great guide to help you get started. The Dirty Dozen is a list of items that hold the highest levels of pesticide residue on them, while the Clean Fifteen hold the lowest. Always aim for organic options when purchasing any of the Dirty Dozen, while skimping on the Clean Fifteen to begin.