Eating organic is always the best option when it comes to the health of you and your family, and it is the most environmentally friendly option as well. It is cliché, but with organic groceries, you get what you pay for. However, with the price of groceries rising it may be hard to buy all organic. With practicality at the core of Miron’s sustainable mission, we want to share an easy and practical way to prioritize your grocery budget and eat food that is clean and healthy for you.
Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen lists. These lists inform consumers on what fruits and vegetables have less pesticides from those that are covered in them. EWG has a Healthy Living App that helps users prioritize when to buy organic and what foods should be avoided if organic is unavailable.
Whether your fruits and vegetables are organic or not, it is crucial that you thoroughly wash and/or peel the produce to reduce your pesticide residue consumption.