Convinced yet? Great! So now I have convinced you that you don’t want to buy the toxic pesticide versions, but you want to know which fruits and vegetables should be bought only organic and which ones it is safer to skimp on, right? Well, if you can pick and choose your organics, there are definitely fruits and veggies that either require less pesticide or absorb less of it, so let’s take a look.
The following fruits and vegetables tend to be higher in either pesticide use and/or absorption:
- Green Beans
The following fruits and vegetables tend to have less pesticides in them:
- Kiwi Fruit
- Brussels Sprouts
Even with washing and peeling, you cannot get rid of pesticides in your fruits and vegetables. And besides, with peeling you might be losing a lot of the good nutrients. So when you can, choose the organic version of your produce just to be on the safe side. But when you cannot, at least keep in mind which products contain less pesticides and might be safer for you to eat!