A couple of years ago I found a list from the nice folks at FoodNews.org that helps you decide what organic food is worth the price and what isn’t. Because, while I love that so many stores have begun carrying Organic produce and products, the sad truth is that they are still going to sell us (consumers) whatever it is that we want to buy – whether we need it or not.
The list points out which fruits and veggies are filled with contaminants and pesticides and should be purchased Organic (or avoided) and which ones are pretty well okay to buy conventional.
So as a beginner to the Organic game, I suggest just focusing on purchasing the dirty 12 Organic. If you can afford to buy everything in your grocery cart organic, then great! But if not, you might as well focus your energies on that which will benefit you the most.
The 12 most contaminated veggies and fruits
You should try to buy these organic if at all possible…
- Bell Peppers
- Imported Grapes
- Red Raspberries
The 12 cleanest fruits and veggies
These don’t need to be organic
In a perfect world, everything would be organic and we wouldn’t have to think about this. But when trying to budget for organic living, it can be very difficult so hopefully this guide will help you out like it has for me.
Any Organic shoppers out there have any other tips?