Organic Food Carson City NV

A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shed some light on the topic. The study analyzed conventionally and organically grown apples, peaches, pears, strawberries and celery. Seems that organic really is the way to go.

Nutters Bulk & Natural Foods
2621 5th Ave
Scottsbluff, NV
 
Du Bois Health Food Center & Herb Shoppe
(775) 882-2451
201 E William St Ste 1
Carson City, NV

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Sunflower Farmer's Market
(702) 876-4888
4020 S. Rainbow Blvd. (Rainbow & Flamingo)
Las Vegas, NV
 
Rainbow's End Natural Foods
(702) 737-7282
1100 E Sahara Ave Ste 101
Las Vegas, NV
 
Whole Foods Market
(702) 254-8655
8855 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
 
Lifestream Natural Food Store
(775) 885-8886
101 Hot Springs Rd Ste 1A
Carson City, NV

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(775) 882-6700
1800 US Hwy 50 E
Carson City, NV

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Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
(702) 617-0470
7380 S Eastern Ave Ste 109-B
Las Vegas, NV
 
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(702) 876-4888
4020 S. Rainbow Blvd. (Rainbow & Flamingo)
Las Vegas, NV

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(702) 942-1500
7250 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
 
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Does it really contain fewer pesticides?

We’ve all been told to buy organic fruit and vegetables at the supermarket, if we want to avoid pesticides. However there has always been the looming question: Does organically grown produce really contain fewer pesticides compared to conventionally grown crops?

When I’m spending $2 or sometimes $3 more a pound, you bet I want to know.

A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shed some light on the topic. The study analyzed conventionally and organically grown apples, peaches, pears, strawberries and celery. Seems that organic really is the way to go. The USDA revealed that 73 percent of conventionally grown produce contained at least one pesticide, while only 23 percent of organically grown fruits and veggies contained residues. Overall, the study showed than 90 percent of the conventionally grown crops contained more than one pesticide residue.

Good news is the Diet Blog has released a top 10 list of fruits and veggies with the most pesticide residue:

  • Strawberries
  • Bell peppers and spinach
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Green beans
  • Grapes

This is a great list to keep handy the next time you’re at the grocery store. I know organic is expensive, but it’s better than eating pesticides. If you can afford it, do so – put the above items in your organic shopping cart.

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