Earlier this month I posted an entry about this month’s featured product, a bottle of 100 percent organic watermelon juice.
Like I said in a comment, a friend of mine attested that the juice was delicious, but another friend pointed out that although organic fruits and vegetables have their benefits, watermelon is virtually the same either way. In other words, even strict organic food eaters can enjoy a non-organically grown watermelon and not have to worry about… whatever it is they worry about.
I’m not just making that up, and neither is my friend. TheDailyGreen.com lists watermelon on its list of the “Clean 15” (“Foods you don’t have to buy organic”). They, and other sources, credit watermelon’s thick rind with helping to keep out any “bad stuff.” Others point to changes in mainstream growning and chemical application practices with making even technically non-organic watermelons some of the cleanest fruits on the market.
Whatever the reason for its purity, it’s nice to know that I don’t have to worry about where my favorite fruit has been or who’s hands have been pawing at before it makes its way into my fridge.