Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Organic avocados a supermarket rip-off

Excerpts taken from a Yahoo Health article written by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding posted 3/4/11

The lowest-priced supermarket in your neighborhood is brimming with complete rip-offs—health foods that aren’t healthy, gourmet foods that aren’t gourmet, specialty items that just aren’t that special.

Organic Avocados
The Environmental Working Group, an organization that studies pesticide contamination, ranks onions and avocados as the most pesticide-free vegetable and fruit, respectively—even when grown conventionally.

In fact, as a general rule, anything you have to peel before you eat (such as bananas or garlic, for example) is relatively low in pesticides.