The Foods You Should Buy Organic vs Organic

The Foods You Should Buy Organic vs. Non Organic

While going organic takes a positive toll on your body, it can take a negative toll on your wallet. Many find themselves in a debate of purchasing organic vs. non organic products.

Is organic really worth it? We did a little digging on this produce controversy and found certain foods were better to buy organic than others. The following 14 foods, according to the Environment Workers Group*, contain high amounts of pesticides. When deciding what to purchase organic, swap the following non organic produce with this list:

14 Foods You Should Buy Organic

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

The following 15 foods, also referred to as the Clean Fifteen, are considered the least contaminated.

The Clean Fifteen

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Sweet Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Sweet Peas (frozen)
  • Sweet Potatoes

*The Enviromental Workers Group is a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health.