Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Most Important Fruits and Veggies to Buy Organic

Co-op America has listed some of the most important fruits and vegetables to buy organic to avoid pesticide residue. They've labeled these as the "most important" to buy organic:

  • Apples

  • Bell Peppers

  • Celery

  • Cherries

  • Imported Grapes

  • Nectarines

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Potatoes

  • Raspberries

  • Spinach

  • Strawberries

This list of produce may have thin skin making it more susceptible to pesticides, or the fruit/veggie may be prone to pests, hence frequent pesticide use. You can often find local farmers selling organic produce at a much cheaper (and fresher!) rate than the markets. In-season produce also ensures shorter delivery time, therefore less pesticides and risk are used to keep the produce fresh. Support your local farmer and stop by that roadside stand!

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