Top Fruits and Veggies You Should Always Buy Organic

When it comes to buying fruits and veggies, we all want organic. But it’s no secret that they’re kind of pricey. So instead of buying the apples that are free of synthetic chemicals, we settle for the waxy coated ones that are within our budget range. But not every single crop needs to be bought organically. Some are more heavily sprayed then others. Each year the Environmental Working Group releases a new shopper’s guide to pesticides in fruits and vegetables. The “Dirty Dozen” list  with the most pesticide residues, and the “Clean Fifteen”  with less pesticides and harmful sprays. So if you can’t afford to buy organic, use the shoppers guide to select only the crops that should be eaten organically. That way you’re not spending money on produce that you could probably skip on buying organic.

Dirty Dozen

  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Celery
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • Cherry
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Potatoes

Clean Fifteen

  • Sweet corn
  • Avocados
  • Pineapples
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Frozen Peas
  • Papayas
  • Asparagus
  • Mangos
  • Eggplants
  • Honeydew
  • Melon
  • Kiwis
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Grapefruit

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