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10 Best Vegetables to Buy Organic

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

  1. Bell Peppers
  2. Celery
  3. Kale
  4. Lettuce
  5. Carrots
  6. Collard Greens
  7. Spinach
  8. Potatoes
  9. Green Beans
  10. Summer Squash, e.g. zucchini

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 vegetables 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 Vegetables 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:

  1. Onions
  2. Avocado
  3. Asparagus
  4. Frozen peas
  5. Cabbage
  6. Eggplant
  7. Broccoli
  8. Tomato
  9. Sweet Potato
  10. Winter Squash

Number 1 has the lowest level of pesticide residues, ascending in reverse order up to Number 10. Winter squash is probably as high as most people who care about their health would probably want to go for the sake of a few cents.

by Ysanne Spevack

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