Money Is Tight so What Fruits & Veggies Should I Buy Organic & Which Can I Buy Conventionally Grown?
In today’s economy you may be feeling the pinch. Even if you aren’t, you may be more aware of how much you are spending. Either that is what is happening to me, or food prices just continue to climb! Probably both.
But I am a believer in eating organically. It is a fact that organically grown food has a higher vitamin/mineral content than conventionally grown produce.
Besides that I prefer to eat my fruits & veggies without all the pesticides and insecticides that conventionally grown produce offers you. If you want to know why it is better to NOT consume these dangerous chemicals – that is a whole other blog!
So what to do when my shopping list is bigger than my budget and I’m out of coupons? Buy some stuff that isn’t organic. It doesn’t thrill me but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
What then is the ‘must have’ organic produce? Which are OK to buy non-organic?
Announcing a new update to an old favorite: it’s the 5th edition of EWG’s classic Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, now with the latest government data. This handy guide shows you the fruits and veggies with the most and least pesticides, so you know which to always buy organic and which are pretty clean even when conventionally grown.
The Full List: 47 Fruits & Veggies
|RANK||FRUIT OR VEGGIE||SCORE|
|1 (worst)||Peach||100 (highest pesticide load)|
|3||Sweet Bell Pepper||83|
|10||Grapes – Imported||66|
|21||Grapes – Domestic||44|
|41||Sweet Peas – Frozen||10|
|45||Sweet Corn – Frozen||2|
|47 (best)||Onion||1 (lowest pesticide load)|
Note: We ranked a total of 47 different fruits and vegetables but grapes are listed twice because we looked at both domestic and imported samples.
Find out what changed about bananas, carrots, and spinach (among others), and get a printable version of the wallet-sized guide.
Hope this helps you in making decisions when shopping!
To Your Health!
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