Organic vs. Conventional

Would you like to begin your journey to eat healthier? You may ask yourself what does that mean or where do I start? What does organic mean? Are certain foods better to buy organic compared to conventional?

I would like to help you answer these questions and choose the best foods for you. To start off, organic refers to food that have been grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, or fertilizers. By choosing organic foods you are supporting your local farmers, as well as reducing your risk of unhealthy chemicals and toxins. In the process, you are not only helping the environment but yourself as well. However, there are different organic labeling standards.  For example, 100% organic (fruits and veggies), organic, or made with organic ingredients. For more info…check out

Choosing organic fruits and vegetables can put a strain on the wallet. I’m here to help you to distinguish between which foods are the most and least contaminated with pesticides. Prior to your next grocery shopping trip, remember this list as you make your selection of fresh produce.

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12 Most Contaminated

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Imported Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Bell Peppers

12 Least Contaminated

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kiwi
  • Mangoes
  • Onions
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Peas

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