18 Foods You Don’t Need to Buy Organic

We don’t need to buy everything organic, but pesticides can be absorbed into fruits and vegetables, leaving trace residues, and I’d prefer to not eat pesticides. Long-term exposure to them has been associated with cancer, infertility and neurologic conditions, such as Parkinson’s.

Fortunately, the Environmental Working Group (EWG, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization) has identified 15 fruits and vegetables that are least likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues. We can save money by buying those conventional:

Whether you buy organic or not, always remember to give your food a good wash before eating or cooking with it!

01. Asparagus
02. Avocado
03. Broccoli
04. Cabbage
05. Cantaloupe
06. Corn
07. Grapefruit
08. Eggplant
09. Kiwi
10. Mangoes
11. Mushrooms
12. Onions
13. Papaya
14. Pineapple
15. Sweet corn (frozen)
16. Sweet peas (frozen)
17. Sweet potatoes
18. Watermelon