Organic has been very popular over the last few years and it’s actually the only way to avoid the cocktail of chemicals present in commercially grown food. However, it has also been very controversial because the label “ORGANIC” doesn’t have any strict control.
Moreover, organically grown foods have more nutrients—vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients—than commercially grown foods because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices by responsible standards. They are real food and not factory products!
Also, organic foods have a better taste even if sometimes they are not as pretty as GMO. Try it! They taste better because nourished, well balanced soil produces healthy, strong plants. I would recommend you to try heirloom varieties, which are cultivated for taste over appearance.
Organic food is really expensive, I don’t deny it… But you don’t need to buy everything “Organic”. According to a list published every year “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Clean Fifteen“, see below what you need to buy organic or not, it will help you save money next time you go grocery shopping!
What you should buy Organic:
- Sweet bell peppers
- Cherry tomatoes
- Snap peas – imported
Addition to the list: Hot Peppers + Kale / Collard greens
What you don’t need to buy organic:
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet peas frozen
- Sweet potatoes