Why You Don't Need to Buy Organic Food All The Time - Foods That Have Almost No Pesticides
You Can Buy These Nonorganic Foods + Still Eat Pesticide-Free
Only 1% of avocado samples shows any detectable pesticides. Plus, their skin is so thick that the meat inside is safely protected. Give them a good rinse before slicing open, for good measure.
It takes a lot of fertilizer to grow, but the layers sheathing the kernels protect the cob from pesticide residue.
Pineapples, mangoes, papayas, and kiwis all have tough skins that we don't consume. Generally, they're protected from pesticides, but it's always a good idea to rinse before you slice.
This superfood (hello, beta-carotene) is a natural fighter and doesn't require a lot of harsh pesticides to grow.
Onions naturally don't attract as many pests, which eliminates the need for pesticide spraying. When shopping, look for firm skin with no visible signs of damage or soft spots.
Believe it or not, asparagus isn't typically threatened by pests and disease. This is good news for the wallet, since even conventional asparagus comes at a pretty penny.
Thank the thick skin of the eggplant for creating a pesticide barrier. For the ripest veggie, look for a firm and glossy exterior.
Another case of thick skin here—the sweet, ripe fruit inside is safe from pesticide contamination.
These root veggies are low on the EWG's list of produce contaminated with pesticides. Whether you plan to eat the skin or not, give your sweet potatoes a good scrub before cooking them.
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