Organic On A Budget

3. The ‘must go organic’ list

The fruits below have the highest concentration of pesticides and chemicals. These are the ones that you ‘must go organic’.

  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Potatoes
  • Grapes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Kale/Collard Greens
  • Summer Squash
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Hot Peppers

The “Clean 15” list

On the other hand, the fruits below are generally low in pesticides. On a pinch, and on a strict budget, you can consider conventionally farmed fruits for this list.

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Onion
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Sweet Peas (frozen)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe

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