Why eat organic strawberries ?
Did you know there is a list called the Dirty Dozen™ that comes out each year ?
Strawberries top the list almost every single year. Among others, strawberries had residues of two or more pesticides on at least 90 percent of samples.
What exactly is this list?
The Dirty Dozen™ is a trademark term used to define the twelve crops that farmers typically use the most pesticides on.
List of foods is kept up to date each year by the non-profit, Environmental Working Group (EWG), as part of the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ awareness campaign.
The data for these food lists comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pesticide Data Program. But the scenario isn't too different here in India, when it comes to strawberries.
Many crops contain potentially harmful pesticides, even after washing, peeling or scrubbing, which the USDA does before testing each item. And strawberries are fruits we wash and consume directly.
Here at HB
We are very grateful to our passionate farmer friend Sandeep who sends us with great care certified organic strawberries all the way from Mahabaleshwar.
He has been practising organic farming for the past 4 years and takes great care in growing these delicate fruits with absolutely no chemicals.
We have been absolutely enjoying the quality we have got this year. Messages from you all make our efforts worth it.
Here are few among the many messages we’ve been receiving from you this year and will share them with our farmer Sandeep too.
“A big shoutout for the amazing, tempting and juiciest strawberries” - Meghna Munshi
“The Strawberries have been delicious and all of us have thoroughly enjoyed them without any fear of the chemicals or pesticides. Thank You” - @happymenagree
“Love this year’s strawberries” - Mandar Godbole
Sources used: ewg.org