Fruits & Veggies: Organic Or Not? Look No Further, Here’s the List!

 

With farm stand season about to kick into full swing, I thought it might be helpful to give share my cheat sheet for what is best to buy organic (because really high pesticide residues with regular) and what’s okay to eat conventional or non-organic (because low pesticide residue). Beyond the pesticide issue there are other reasons to eat organic—higher levels of vitamins and minerals for example—but that’s another topic all together! So the rule of thumb is fresh, local and organic is best (especially when you can help support your local farmers—”Yea, famers!! We’d all go hungry without you!), but when time, money or convenience get in the way of that, go by this list!

Choose Organic:

Fruits

Apples

Cherries

Grapes

Peaches

Pears

Red Raspberries

Strawberries

Veggies

Bell Pepper

Celery

Green Beans

Hot Peppers

Potatoes

Spinach

Winter Squash

Okay for Non-Organic/Conventional:

Fruits

Banana

Blueberries

Grapefruit

Kiwi

Mango

Papaya

Pineapple

Plantain

Plum

Watermelon

Veggies

Asparagus

Avocado

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Eggplant

Okra

Onion

Radish

Hope this helps! Enjoy!

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