Organic… Schmorganic

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You hear it everywhere that people are starting to go organic, that buying organic is better, or maybe even feel guilty about not buying anything organic. Contamination in produce is no joke, and should be considered when shopping at your local grocer. One huge set back for people when considering buying organic foods is the price difference…

So, here’s a list of produce that should definitely should be of the organic variety in your shopping cart. This decision won’t make you feel as though your being financially irresponsible, and it will also make you feel pesticide free!

1. Apples
2. Strawberries
3. Grapes
4. Celery
5. Peaches
6. Spinach
7. Bell Peppers
8. Nectarines
9. Cucumbers
10. Potatoes
11. Cherry Tomatoes
12. Hot Peppers
13. Summer Squash
14. Leafy Greens (Kale and Collards)
15. Lettuce
16. Pears

Here’s some foods that are less likely to be contaminated, so you can skip the “organic” title while also saving a little cash:  

Corn, onions, pineapple, avocado, cabbage, sweet peas, papayas, mangoes, asparagus, eggplant, kiwi, grapefruit, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, watermelon and mushrooms. 

If some of you are like…”What is she talking about? What is organic? Is that English?” you’re not alone. To simplify the term, it means that any animal product labeled “organic” was not given any  antibiotics or growth hormones, and was only fed natural feed. The animals were also not administered any type of medication other than vaccinations. Organic produce earned its title, because the fruits and vegetables were not treated with any type of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, and the irradiation process was not used on the produce. 

Until next time… happy shopping! 

 

 

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