Jan. 14, 2012
To Buy or Not To Buy Organic
Fresh fruits and vegetables are all around us, but most of them come with a few extras (pesticides). Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without pesticides, irradiation and/or bioengineering.
While buying organic may be healthier than non-organic, not everyone can afford the organic food prices. How do you draw that line?
The USDA released a report last year of the fruits & vegetables with the most pesticides on them - meaning to always by these as organic to avoid eating those pesticides.
Here are the top 5 fruits and vegetables that we should always buy as organic;
- Apples (including apple juice & apple sauce)
Rinsing and/or peeling will not eliminate all the pesticides.
Below are also some fruits and vegetables that are 'cleaner' (or have the least amount of pesticides);
- Sweet Potatoes
Buying these as non-organic fruits and vegetables is a way to save a little money and not have the highest exposure to pesticides.