What Produce To Buy Organic


It can be expensive to buy organic produce, so I tend to buy only what the experts recommend buying organic. According to the Enviromental Working Group there are twelve produce items, which they call the “dirty dozen”, that you should buy organic. These produce items absorb more pesticides due to their soft skins. Taking this list with you when you go to the grocery store will help you to know what to buy organic when you get there.

Celery

Peaches

Strawberries

Apples

Blueberries (Domestic)

Nectarines

Kale, Spinach, Collard Greens

Cherries

Potatoes

Grapes (Imported)

Sweet Bell Peppers

Lettuce

Some non-organic produce items do not have high levels of pesticides. Below is a list of fruits and vegetables, that when tested by this same group, had little to no pesticides. This is thought to be because some produce has a tougher outer layer that protects it from pesticide contamination. This group is considered to be the “Clean 15″.

Onions

Avocados

Corn

Pineapples

Mango

Sweet peas

Asparagus

Cabbage

Kiwi fruit

Watermelon

Cantaloupe

Grapefruit

Eggplant

Sweet potatoes

Sweet onions

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