Produce with Fewer Pesticides
Are you concerned about the pesticides on your fruits and vegetables? If you are, but don’t have the cash to expect that all your meals can be made in an all-organic kitchen, you’ll be happy to know that when it comes to the amount of pesticides that remain on the food you eat, fruits and vegetables don’t stack up the same.
According to the Environmental Working Group, a public health advocacy organization, you can lower your family’s pesticide exposure by eating the least contaminated produce, shown here. For those fruits and veggies that have the most pesticide residues on them, you may want to opt for organic.
The bottom line: If you need to choose where to save money, these 12 fruits and vegetables are best bets for buying non-organic. What’s most important is that you give your family a variety of colorful produce and with these choices, you can still feel good that your family is limiting its exposure to pesticides.