Thursday, April 02, 2009

Buying Organic vs Conventional Fruits and Vegetables

This article says that the following fruits and vegetables are the most heavily sprayed with pesticides and you should always buy them organic:

--Peaches
--Apples
--Bell Peppers
--Celery
--Nectarines
--Strawberries
--Cherries
--Kale
--Lettuce
--Grapes
--Carrots
--Pears

It says the following foods are less heavily sprayed and it's less risky to eat the non-organic kind:

--Onions
--Avocados
--Sweet Corn
--Pineapple
--Mangos
--Asparagus
--Sweet Peas
--Kiwi
--Cabbage
--Eggplant
--Papaya
--Watermelon
--Broccoli
--Tomatoes
--Sweet Potatoes

Interesting.

1 comment:

Suze said...

I've seen the list of veggies/fruits that one SHOULD buy organic, but I've not seen the other one before. I'm glad it's okay to get conventional avocados because the organic ones at the store are always so shriveled!