Fruits & Veggies to Buy Non-Organic (Frugal Fridays)

We talked last week about the fruits and veggies that are important to buy organic (because they contain 47-67 different pesticides per serving!!).  This week’s post features a nicer topic, produce that’s safe to buy the conventional version.

The Clean 15 (thanks to the Environmental Working Group)

  • Onions
  • Avocados
  • Sweet corn
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Sweet peas
  • Asparagus
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Grapefruit
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sweet onions

Some of these have a strong outer layer that makes them more resistant to pesticide contamination.  I’ve also read that bananas are safe to buy conventionally.