How Much Do You Love Strawberries?

We do love our strawberries don’t we?  I know I do, along with most berries, especially blueberries and blackberries.  Did you look at the infographic I posted above?  Astonishing right? I rely a lot on the Environmental Working Group (EWG) when it comes to any questions I have about produce/food or products I might buy.  EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Their goal is to provide … Continue reading How Much Do You Love Strawberries?

How Healthy are those Strawberries?

Who doesn’t love a fresh picked strawberry?  Maybe you bought them from a local farm stand or farmer’s market. Better yet, maybe you picked them yourself at a strawberry farm. Not only are strawberries delicious, they are packed full of antioxidants, high in fiber, and contain vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.  Unfortunately, they have been listed as having the highest level of pesticide residue.  Washing … Continue reading How Healthy are those Strawberries?

Regular Produce vs Organic

Recently I posted a blog called, Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen.  I received feedback concerning the use of pesticides on fruit and vegetables and the expense of buying organic. There are many good reasons why organic produce is more expensive than non-organic.  I’ve chosen just a few:  no chemicals = more labor – conventional farms use chemicals and synthetic … Continue reading Regular Produce vs Organic

Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

We are in the midst of summer and supermarkets and farmer’s markets are exploding with fresh produce.  Eating fresh produce is the best way to benefit from the nutrients they provide.  However, most produce you see has been been sprayed with pesticides. Farmers use pesticides for a couple of reasons: to keep weeds at bay and to prevent pests from destroying crops.  Pesticides are toxic and … Continue reading Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen