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I know many of us are on a budget; this why we need to prioritize your organic purchases. Below you will find a list of produce that has the highest pesticide residues.

  1.  Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Nectarines
  4. Peaches
  5. Celery
  6. Grapes
  7. Cherries
  8. Spinach
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Bell Peppers
  11. Cherry Tomatoes
  12. Cucumbers

Here are a few more reasons to buy organic:

More than 98 percent of samples of strawberries, spinach, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and apples tested positive for residue of at least one pesticide.

A single sample of strawberries showed 20 different pesticides.

The spinach that was sampled had, on average, had twice as much pesticide residue by weight than any other crop.

 

Making Buying Organic Affordable:

  • Nine times out of 10 the organic frozen produce at the store is cheaper than fresh, especially if the fruit or vegetable is out of season.
  • Buy fresh vegetables and fruits that are in season.
  • Buy local organic produce(freeze extra)
  • Shop your weekly Ad’s

Stop over at  to read their latest article: The Ultimate List of Organic Stores


 

 

Author: andreaw

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