Welcome to my buying organic produce Guide. So you’re convinced that you should buy organic produce, but you’re wondering if it matters MORE with some foods than others. Well, friend, you’re on the right track here. I personally try to get as much organic produce as possible not just because I believe that it is better for me. Also because I want to support organic farming and I know that it is better for the earth.
Not all produce should be treated equally!
There are certain
So back to the Organic vs. Non-Organic shopping list. Below you’ll see my personal buying organic produce guide that I stick to. Sure they don’t encompass all fruits and vegetables but these are the ones that are on the far ends of the spectrum. Plus these lists give you some insight into how you might want to treat similar fruits and veggies. Again I always try to buy organic but these lists represent the items I will NOT buy unless they are organic; and the items that I am cool with buying conventional if organic is just not an option that day.
Must buy Organic
- Bell Peppers
- Corn (90+% of corn in the US is GMO)
You’ll notice that my ‘Have to buy Organic’ List includes a lot of fruits and vegetables that have thin peels/skins. This is where the danger lies, the chemicals seep through the thin skin and into the
Can buy Conventional
Just as with the other list you’ll notice that in my ‘Don’t have to buy Organic’ List there are a lot of produce that share a certain quality. They are peeled before eaten and also have rather thick skins/peels. The thicker peels helps to protect the part we actually eat from chemicals a bit more. Again this is a good guide for you to use when considering other produce that are not on my lists here.
Alright, we’re in the homestretch here but I do want to say just how important it is for you to wash your produce. If you want to know more about why and my personal methods and ‘produce wash’ check out my post on washing your produce.