12 Foods You Don’t Have to Buy Organic

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The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, produces the Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides in Produce. It is based on the results of nearly 43,000 pesticide tests.

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Organic fruits and vegetables are by definition grown without the use of pesticides. But some find the expense of organic foods prohibitive.

Of the 43 different fruit and vegetable categories in the Guide to Pesticides, the following twelve foods had the lowest pesticide load when conventionally grown. Consequently, they are the safest conventionally grown crops to consume:

1.Broccoli
2.Eggplant
3.Cabbage
4.Banana
5.Kiwi
6.Asparagus
7.Sweet peas (frozen)
8.Mango
9.Pineapple
10.Sweet corn (frozen)
11.Avocado
12.Onion

Sources:
DrWeil.com July 30, 2008
FoodNews.org Printable Shopper’s Guide

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