Saving money when trying to eat organic can be a bit complex these days, you can buy practically anything you want in organic, so it’s important to prioritize what must be purchased organic and what doesn’t need to be. Knowing which items should be purchased as organic can help save money in the long run.
Organic foods are grown and processed without the use of synthetic materials, pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics or medications. You can understand which foods you need to prioritize by how much pesticides and chemicals are on each. Foods with thicker skin, such as oranges, avocados or bananas are less likely to have chemicals absorbed into the actual edible part of the food.
Therefore it’s important to buy organic when you’re eating or cooking the peel. Foods like cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and apples are best bought organic because you do not want to eat the chemicals and pesticides used on these plants. Similar when you’re purchasing meat. When you buy organic meat, that means that the poultry, pork or beef is raised and given food without synthetic pesticides and they do not get antibiotics either.
Anything labeled organic must meet the strict guidelines of the USDA’s organic program. Here are the top 12 foods you should be buying organic because we eat the peel and the pesticides will easily absorb into our bodies.
Sweet Bell Peppers
And there are 15 foods called “The Clean 15” mean these foods you don’t need to buy organic because of the peels and the fact that not many pesticides are absorbed into the edible portions of the food.
By keeping these lists in mind and prioritizing your grocery list, shopping organic and buying the best foods for you and your family doesn’t have to come at a high price!