Strawberries have have made the EWGs “Dirty Dozen” for 6 years and they’ve topped the list two years in a row. Those red, delicious, sweet little nuggets might make your taste buds go wild, but you could be eating a cocktail of pesticides if they are not organic.
Why is this important?
“Americans eat nearly eight pounds of fresh strawberries a year – and with them, dozens of pesticides, including chemicals that have been linked to cancer and reproductive damage, or that are banned in Europe.” according to the Environmental Working Group.
In fact, 99 percent of strawberries contained residue of at least one pesticide and 29 per cent contained over 10! Those are crazy statistics!
In a country where medicine is advancing, why are we sicker than ever? It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? What are we doing to ourselves that is causing diseases to be diagnosed at skyrocketing rates?
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese and they also contain decent amounts of folate and potassium. They are very rich in antioxidants and may also have benefits in heart health and blood sugar control.
Our seedlings are organically, grown bare root, second year producers and have been transplanted into rockwool. They are ready for you to grow in your Tower Garden or soil garden.
Enjoy the many health benefits that strawberries have to offer, without the harmful effects of the pesticides found in conventionally grown, buy growing your own.