Best Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic
Navigating the Organic Produce Aisle
Choosing organic can minimize your exposure to pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals used in traditional farming. Plus, researchers at the University of California at Davis found that, on average, organic produce contains more vitamin C, iron, and magnesium compared to traditionally grown foods. While the scientific research is still developing, the organic grocery aisle is expanding.
If you're beginning to shop organic, the Environmental Working Group suggests starting with the following 14 fruits and vegetables that are most commonly treated with high concentrations of pesticides.
To get your taste buds motivated, we've paired each food with a recipe to maximize its flavor.
Watch our video on peeling, coring, and chopping apples.
Recipe: Apple Galette
Recipe: Date and Celery Salad
Sweet Bell Peppers
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Recipe: Vanilla-Roasted Strawberries
Recipe: Sparkling Grape Juice-Lemonade
Recipe: Waldorf Spinach Salad
Recipe: Cucumbers and Onions
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Recipe: Blueberry Crisp à la Mode
Recipe: Slow-cooked Potatoes
Recipe: Garlic Green Beans
Recipe: Garlic-Roasted Kale