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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Pesticides and the Dirty Dozen
Have you tried some of our strawberries? They are so sweet and divine...and soooo good for your health. It is so important to make sure that you eat organic strawberries whenever you can, conventionally farmed strawberries have been found with over 60 different pesticide traces, thats pretty scary. In fact, there are many chemicals used on conventional produce that remain once harvested....strawberries are one of the worst. The Environmental Working Group, a non for profit US group has released a foldable pdf, titled the Dirty Dozen, a list complied based on pesticide residues with recommendations for the most heavily sprayed crops. This can be downloadedHERE. (Even though its from the US, its still relevant to us in Australia)
Back to the sweetness of strawberries , these little wonder fruits are one of the best sources of Vitamin C, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient content of strawberries is simply outstanding. Studies have found that the intake of strawberries on aged animals increased cognitive performance and motor function. The studies I think are most interesting are the ones based on digestion with recent studies finding that strawberries can improve the digestive state of those with inflammatory bowel problems including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Come into the shop this week for some great specials on strawberries and lots of other divine produce. We also have tempeh, yoghurts and cheeses in stock.
I hope that you have a sensational happy healthy week, thanks for all your amazing support
Angela and the team at Organic Empire XX
'Right now, this moment is the only one we're guaranteed. We make lists and plans.
We think we know what we'll do tomorrow, next week, next month. But really...all we have is right now. All we ever have is one wonderful now after another. So in this one golden moment of precious life-pick the strawberries.'