The price can sometimes be a little off-putting, so use this list to help make your decisions. Some foods are worth the extra buck; others it won’t hurt to pass on.
The dirty dozen
These fruits and veggies carry high levels of pesticide residue and should be bought organic when possible.
- Bell peppers
The not-so-dirty dozen
These foods generally do not contain pesticide residue; the additional cost for organic varieties might not be justified.
Remember, before consuming any fruit or vegetable, scrub it well with a produce wash to remove any dirt, bacteria or lingering pesticides.