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11 March, 2017

10 Fruits You Don’t Need To Buy Organic

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Here is a list with 10 fruits you don’t need to buy organic, plus 3 simple tricks to remove pesticides.

 

Fruits and vegetables that are labeled as organic are grown without using most pesticides or fertilizers with synthetic ingredients, there is no irradiation treatment and the fertilizers that are used are natural.

Studies show that organic foods have more nutrients. What’s more, they are better for the environment and they are supposed to taste better.

 

There are a few different types of organic labeling:

  • “100% organic”;
  • “Organic” – contains at least 95% organic ingredients;
  • “Made with organic ingredients” – contains at least 70 percent organic ingredients.

 

However, companies often use the term organic or bio as a marketing trick.

Here are a few fruits that you don’t need to buy organic, because their thick outer skin prevents pesticides from touching the edible fruit, or because they have very little pesticide residue.

 

10 Fruits You Don’t Need To Buy Organic

 

  • Avocado

Quick Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Raw Vegan Avocado And Banana Chocolate Pudding

Interesting Facts About Bananas And Avocados

 

  • Banana

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana And Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Banana Ice Cream

Vegan Banana Pancakes

 

  • Cantaloupe

 

  • Grapefruit

 

  • Honeydew melon

 

  • Kiwi

 

  • Mango

No-Bake Vegan Coconut Mango Tart For Two

 

  • Papaya

 

  • Pineapple

 

  • Watermelon

 

Bonus

Carrot – it’s not a fruit, but we often use it in desserts, so I decided to include it. As long as you buy whole ones (not baby carrots) and peel them, you don’t have to buy them organic.

Carrot And Apple Oat Muffins

Vegan Carrot Cake With Coconut Cream Frosting

 

7 fruits you should be careful about

 

Here are some of the fruits that receive and retain an awful amount of pesticides:

 

  • Apples

Vegan Baked Apple Roses

Vegan Mince Pies

Easy-To-Make Vegan Apple Pie

 

  • Blueberries

 

  • Cherries

 

  • Grapes

 

  • Nectarines

 

  • Peaches

 

  • Strawberries

 

How to remove pesticides

You can soak your fruits and vegetables in water with some sea salt (or lemon juice/white vinegar) for 5-10 minutes, but if you soak them for too long, the water-soluble vitamins may start coming out.

You can also put your fruits and vegetables in hot water for 10 seconds.

Peeling is another effective way to remove pesticides.

 

Stay healthy! 🙂

 

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3 thoughts on : 10 Fruits You Don’t Need To Buy Organic

  • March 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    This is very useful! I’d love a similar post about vegetables.

    • March 15, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you! Here are a few I’ve come across:

      Asparagus
      Cabbage
      Cauliflower
      Eggplant
      Onion
      Mushroom
      Sweet Corn
      Sweet Peas
      Sweet Potato

  • May 9, 2017 at 10:07 am

    An answer from an expert! Thanks for contributing.

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