Summer Produce: What Should You Buy Organic?
Rancho Sahuarita takes pride in offering a ton of ways for individuals and families to live actively. Between trails, parks and pools, there is something for every fitness enthusiast, weekend warrior and casual exerciser.
Just as important as physical activity is the food that fuels us.
Despite being widely available – including in the Fry’s Marketplace in Rancho Sahuarita, which has one of the best organic produce markets in the metro area – buying exclusively organic can still be a financial stretch for many families. Fortunately, choosing organic foods to improve your health doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes an annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides that identifies the most chemically contaminated produce. Their lists of the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” fruits and vegetables can help you consume fewer pesticides, so keep them in mind the next time you’re shopping at Fry’s in the Rancho Sahuarita Marketplace!
The Dirty Dozen (Produce You Should Always Buy Organic)
Sweet bell peppers
Nectarines – Imported
Snap peas – Imported
The Clean 15 (Produce That is Safe to Buy Conventional)
Sweet peas – Frozen