Petunia Bloom


The Dirty Dozen June 27, 2008

Filed under: Food,Great Reads,Health — 10:13 am

I am reading To Buy or Not to Buy Organic by Cindy Burke right now.  It is an excellent book.  Burke lists 12 items to eat only if they are organic.  Here they are:

  1. Strawberries  (This one is the most important)
  2. Red and Green Bell Peppers
  3. Spinach
  4. Cherries (hard to find and $$$)
  5. Peaches
  6. Nectarines
  7. Celery (usually about the same price as non-organic)
  8. Apples
  9. Pears
  10. Grapes
  11. Raspberries
  12. Potatoes (I don’t think I have seen organic potatoes, but I don’t really eat them any way so I guess it does not matter!)

I bought organic strawberries for the first time yesterday and they were WONDERFUL.  They tasted so sweet and full of flavor.  Ryan and I sat down and ate the whole carten so they are on my list again.  AND….they were the same price as the regular strawberries at Target.

The book also lists 15 foods you don’t need to buy organic.  Look for that information tomorrow.  They are called The Clean Fifteen in the book.


3 Comments for this post

Karen Says:

I’ve heard, if you peel it don’t worry about it, if you eat the skin, go organic. We try to when we can…our big one is milk…we do Braums since they don’t use hormones, and they concentrate their lower fat milks so they taste richer and there is more calcium and protein!

Petunia Bloom Says:

Karen, Ryan and I eat the skins. With most vegetables, that is were are the nutrients are.

Yes, I have heard that about Braums and looked it up online. The only big difference between Braums milk and certified organic milk is that Braums cows are not fed organic feed. For the sake of convenience, I usually get my organic milk wherever I am grocery shopping. There is a Braums really close to the Jazzercise center I go to, so I just need to remember to go there for milk. Ryan and I drink a lot of milk for the two of us!! We drink about 1.5 – 2 gallons of milk per week. With you having two little ones, your family probably goes through a lot more. The small price difference at Braums would really start to add up over time.

If you are interested in reading this book I will bring it on Sunday. I have already finished it. Burke, the author, talks a lot about children and organics. Are you interested?

The Clean Fifteen Says:

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