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Don’t Panic Over Buying Organic

March 31, 2010

There is so much controversy over the safety of our food these days. With all of the contaminants out there, it is best to buy organic fruits and vegetables wherever possible. Unfortunately, organic produce can be pricey, and is not always available in all locales. Below is a list of foods that experts suggest should be organic, based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s tests of pesticide contamination, as well as a list of those that have low levels of contamination.

Food that you should always buy organic:

Nectarines

Celery

Pears

Peaches

Apples

Cherries

Strawberries

Imported Grapes

Spinach

Potatoes

Bell Peppers

Raspberries

Foods that are least likely to be contaminated by pesticides:

Asparagus

Avocado

Broccoli

Cabbage

Eggplant

Kiwi

Mango

Onions

Papaya

Pineapple

Sweet corn

Peas

Sweet potatoes

Tomatoes

Watermelon

Being well informed is the first step to healthy eating.

Photo: Glasshouse Images


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