Summer is a time to enjoy the bounty of nature in the form of fresh fruit and vegetables. However, with the increasing research showing the harmful effects of pesticides used on our produce, do you dare to eat a non-organic peach?
Should I Buy Organic Produce?
Not all fruits and vegetables have the same pesticide load. By shopping wisely and purchasing organic versions of those fruits and vegetable most likely to contain pesticides in their conventional form, you can reduce your risk of ingesting potentially harmful chemicals.
The Best Produce to Buy Organic
- Imported grapes
- Sweet bell peppers
The Best Non-organic Produce
The produce least likely to be contaminated by pesticides, and thus safest to buy conventional versions of, includes more vegetables than fruit. Most have skin or a peel that further protects from potential pesticides. Topping the list with least traces of pesticides are:
Use these lists as a guideline and enjoy your fruit and veggies!
Amber doesn’t care for fruits or veggies, but she says she’s heard some kitties actually enjoy them. Does your cat like fruits or veggies? Which ones?