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10 Best Fruits to Buy Organic

This is the Top Ten List of Fruit to Always Buy Organic in the USA:

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Nectarines
  4. Strawberries
  5. Cherries
  6. Imported Grapes
  7. Pears
  8. Raspberries
  9. USA Grown Grapes
  10. Plums

Number 1 has the highest level of pesticide residues, descending in order down to Number 10.

If you possibly can, try to buy organic everything when you shop for food. But if you’re on a budget and can’t buy everything organic, these are the 10 fruits most likely to be sprayed with a cocktail of poisonous pesticides and grown with the nastiest non-organic methods, UNLESS you spend a little more and buy organic. Prioritize these!

Here is another list, the opposite – It’s the Top Ten List of Fruits that are generally pretty low on pesticide residues in the USA and can be bought by health-conscious consumers with only very low pesticide residues (or because they have such thick skins, the edible parts of the fruit are protected from the pesticides):

  1. Pineapple
  2. Mango
  3. Kiwi
  4. Papaya
  5. Watermelon
  6. Grapefruit
  7. Honeydew Melon
  8. Cranberries
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Bananas

Number 1 has the lowest level of pesticide residues, ascending in reverse order up to Number 10. Bananas are probably as high as most people who care about their health would probably want to go for the sake of a few cents, especially as organic bananas are now widely available.

by Ysanne Spevack

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