There are certain foods that you want to buy organically grown. Why? Well, just keep reading……
1. Apples. More than 45 different pesticides have been detected on apples, because fungus and insect threats prompt farmers to spray various chemicals on their orchards. Not surprisingly, pesticide residue is also found in apple juice and apple sauce, making all apple products smart foods to buy organic.
2. Strawberries. The fruit is prone to fungus, which prompts farmers to spray, and pesticide residue remains on berries sold at market. More than 40 different pesticides have been found on strawberries, though fewer are found on frozen strawberries.
3. Grapes. Yes, imported grapes can have more than 50 pesticides. Raisins, not surprisingly, also have high pesticide residue tests.
4. Celery. USDA tests have found more than 60 different pesticides on celery. Can’t find organic celery? Safer alternatives with a similar crunch include broccoli, radishes, and onions.
5. Spinach. Yes, even canned spinach. Leading the leafy green pesticide residue category is spinach, with more than 50 different pesticides. (While frozen spinach has nearly as many, canned has had fewer detected pesticides.)
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