It’s not always possible to shop only for organic food. I found that knowing which foods are best to buy organic, and which are safer bets regardless, to be extremely helpful to this savvy and health-conscious consumer.
According the the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the following “dirty dozen” contain the most pesticides and should be purchased organic :
*kale, collard and mustard greens
*bell & hot peppers
Quick and dirty way to think about it: if the fruit or veg has a strong skin, chances are it absorbed less or no pesticides and/or herbicides. Think of coconuts and pineapples. Eggplants and asparagus, while more delicate, naturally have fewer enemies, so they require less intervention, and are also on the good list.
*keep it clean fuckers
*checking to see if you’re still paying attention :)