Organic produce is notoriously more expensive than the non-organic variety. For some fruits and vegetables, it’s fine not to worry about where it came from. You should, however, always buy organic versions of these 6 fruits and vegetables. They can be covered in pesticides when grown commercially, and there is evidence that organically-grown produce is more nutritious. It’s worth it to splurge on these organic fruits and veggies for your health’s sake.
Buy strawberries and blueberries from your local farmers’ market, then make these Berries with Homemade Pomegranate Syrup.
Apples are at the top of the Dirty Dozen List. Buy them organic and check out these 10 Creative things to Do With Apples.
Buy organic celery to dip in our Spicy Pumpkin Hummus.
Peaches that aren’t organic are often full of pesticides. Shop when they’re in season, and try these Grilled Sweet Peaches with Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Honey.
5. Sweet Bell Peppers
This Bell Pepper Candy is even sweeter when made with organic peppers.
Always buy spinach, and other leafy greens, organic, and wash them thoroughly. Try this Spinach and Mango Smoothie for a healthy and delicious breakfast.