Recently I posted the Top 12 Fruits and Veggies that you should try to buy organic because of pesticides found in them after cooking. Potatoes were one of those and I know that was discouraging to many of us. (they are double the price).
More recently I was roaming the Nutritionalfact site and it was said that by pealing the potato you are getting rid of 95% of the toxins.
I don't know that this is true, it does make sense. Though the information on apples is that pesticides penetrate the skin of the fruit. So is it the type of pesticide used? The way it is grown, above or below ground? thecomposition of the skin?
I'm not sure! But I thought it was important to share this info, being that I shared the other.
I am personally VERY sensitive to chemicals of any kind. Therefore I pay close attention to things like this and buy as many organics as I can, hoping that by reducing the total quantity of impurities will make an overall difference. But I still can't find it in myself to purchase organic potatoes at $7.99 for a 5lb bag. So now even though I have always enjoyed the added fiber and texture of the skins I peel them off.
If anyone has further info on this subject I would appreciate hearing it.
I understand that organics aren't important to a lot of you but those of us that have autoimmune disease it is known to be important to reduce as much chemical contact as possible.
ALL MY POST SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS THEY SUITE YOUR PERSONAL WOE AGENDA. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THOUGH WE ALL FOLLOW THE MCDOUGALL WAY THERE ARE MANY INDIVIDUAL FACTORS FOR OUR INDIVIDUAL HEALTH NEEDS.