‘The Dirty Dozen’ or not, Organic bananas for the win!

‘The Dirty Dozen’ or not, Organic bananas for the win!

Nelson Mandela’s famous words, “Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world” rings true for almost all parts of life – including understanding the food we eat.

With an effort to create awareness and educate people about food safety, the Environmental Working Group – a non-profit dedicated to helping people lead their healthiest lives – creates 2 lists every year that take the world by storm– ‘The Dirty Dozen’ and ‘The Clean 15’

So, what are these lists?

‘The Dirty Dozen’ is a list of 12 fruits and vegetables that have been found to have the highest amounts of pesticide residue and are thus most important to buy organic. Strawberries and spinach top this list for 2022 followed by peaches, apples, grapes, bell peppers, tomatoes and many more.

‘The Clean 15’, as the name suggests, have the lowest amounts of pesticide residue including avocados, papayas, mushrooms, sweet potatoes etc.

Unfortunately, one of the most loved fruits worldwide – Bananas – are not featured on either of these lists, making it tougher to decide whether organic green bananas or organic ripe bananas have any real advantage over their non-organic counterparts.

Here are top 5 reasons why you should choose organic bananas as a part of your diet even though you might believe that the thick inedible skin keeps the pesticides out:

Say goodbye to chemicals once and for all: Organic bananas are grown on organic soils and without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, ensuring that no chemical residues make it to your diet at all

– Powered by nature: Whether green bananas or ripe bananas, the organic fruit is higher in naturally-occurring nutrients, essential vitamins and minerals

– Nothing artificial about it: Organic bananas are non-GMO. They are also ripened naturally without the use of carbides to speed up the process

– Gives farmers their due: Choosing to buy organic supports the efforts of farmer families by providing fair pay and favourable working conditions

– For the health of the planet: Organic produce of any kind – fruits, vegetables or dairy – shuns the use of chemicals and keeps them out of our air, water and soils

Choosing to eat organic is a conscious choice that can have a multitude of positive benefits for our wellbeing. Our body is the only place we have to live in, so why not protect it in every way possible?

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