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
- Honeydew melon
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.
7 fruits you should be careful about
Here are some of the fruits that receive and retain an awful amount of pesticides:
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! 🙂