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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Should YOU Buy Organic?

The Environmental Working Group ranked the amount of pesticide residues found in each fruit to show which you might want to consider buying the organic version when available at an affordable price.  Here is how the fruits rank from most pesticide to least amount of pesticide in them:
  • Peaches (has the most pesticides)
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Domestic Blueberries
  • Nectarines
  • Cherries
  • Imported Grapes
  • Imported Blueberries
  • Pears
  • Imported Plums
  • Red Raspberries
  • Oranges
  • Domestic Grapes
  • Imported Cantaloupe
  • Bananas
  • Cranberries
  • Domestic Plums
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Domestic Cantaloupe
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Pineapple (has the least amount of pesticides)

From this list you can see where your favorite fruits rank and which you might begin considering the organic version!

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