Foods you don’t need to buy organic

article by  EatingWell Magazine

Bottom line: “Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables in general is the point,” says Mitchell. If buying all organic isn’t a priority—or a financial reality for you—you might opt to buy organic specifically when you’re selecting foods that are most heavily contaminated with pesticide and insecticide residues.

Preferably Organic
—Most Commonly Contaminated*

If Budget Allows, Buy Organic

It’s Your Call
—Least Commonly Contaminated

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Grapes – Imported
  • Carrots
  • Pears
  • Collard Greens
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Summer Squash
  • Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Raspberries
  • Grapes – Domestic
  • Plums
  • Oranges
  • Cauliflower
  • Tangerines
  • Mushrooms
  • Bananas
  • Winter Squash
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cranberries
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Grapefruit
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage
  • Kiwis
  • Sweet Peas – Frozen
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Pineapple
  • Sweet Corn – Frozen
  • Avocadoes
  • Onions
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