What is the fruit that (when conventionally grown) has the most amount of pesticide residue? The Environmental Working Group has once again labeled this nutrient packed fruit high on the dirty dozen list of must buy organic. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, it is the ever so popular grape!
Grapes have been long known for their phytonutrients like resveratrol, flavonols, and phenolic acids to name just a few. These nutrients have been researched for their overwhelming supportive health benefits with cardiovascular, respiratory, immunity, and even cancer prevention and benefits.
There are many studies that conclude fruits and vegetables that are grown organically have more nutrients than conventionally grown (with pesticides and toxic chemicals). I personally, have noticed the taste and color of organic fruits and vegetables are better.
Granted if you have a bug phobia, you may want to consider the possibility of finding a “hitch hiker” in your grocery bag. I can’t tell you how many times I have found a “live” fly in my organic romaine or a caterpillar in my organic spinach when washing it. I actually found lady bugs in some organic strawberries one time!!!!
Wondering why I would be excited about all those insects in my food and not completely grossed out? Ok, truth be told, I was kind of queasy when the fly literally flew out of my greens but if you think about it, actually it is a good thing. At least I know it really is organic and that insect is my insurance I am not being poisoned by toxic chemicals!
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P.S. Thanks to my foodie friend who introduced me to this cool idea many years ago! You are one of the best sweet Katheryn!