Organic is usually more expensive to buy but if you can afford it then it is always better for your family to eat! There are some things that you don’t have to buy organic if you would like to save some money…..
Onions – don’t see as many pest threats, which means less pesticide spraying. Look for firm onions when buying them.
Avocados – have thick skins that protect the fruit from pesticide build-up.
Corn – Sweet corn may take a lot of fertilizer to grow, but you’re unlikely to end up with any pesticides on the kernels.
Pineapple – You won’t be eating the tough pineapple skin, which protects the fruit from pesticide residue. As with all your produce, you should rinse the pineapple before cutting.
Mango – Sweet mango flesh is protected by its thick skin from pesticides. Still, you’ll want to rinse under water before cutting open.
Asparagus – face fewer threats from pests such as insects or disease, so fewer pesticides need to be used.
Peas – Sweet peas are among the least likely vegetables to have pesticide residue, according to the Environmental Working Group’s latest survey of government data.
Kiwi – the peel provides a barrier from pesticides. Give them a rinse before cutting.
Cabbage – doesn’t hold on to so many pesticides because a ton of spraying isn’t required to grow it. What it does hold onto is beta carotene: It’s a superfood!
Eggplant – Maybe it’s the thick skin, but eggplants are among the least likely to be contaminated by pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group.
Papaya – Pesticide residue stays on papaya skin, but be sure to give them a wash before slicing open. Look for those that are slightly soft and show no signs of bruising or appear shriveled.
Watermelon – With that rind, watermelon has a natural defense against the onslaught of any chemical.
Broccoli – Conventional broccoli doesn’t retain so many pesticides because the crop faces fewer pest threats, which means less spraying.
Tomatoes – were on the 2008 Dirty Dozen list of foods with the most pesticide residue, but the latest update finds them cleaner than most. Why? The Environmental Working Group isn’t sure. If you don’t grow your own look for local farmers markets.
Sweet Potatoes – Not only are sweet potatoes unlikely to be contaminated with pesticides, they’re also a superfood, packed with Vitamin A and beta carotene.