Fruits and Veggies You Don't Need to Buy Organic

Ten that are high in nutrients and low in pesticide residue (12 Photos)

Jordan Lite on May 17, 2013 at 10:19AM

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Fruits and Veggies You Don't Need to Buy Organic

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Not Everything Needs to be Organic

By now, you've probably heard about the benefits of organic food: It's grown without pesticides and is gentler on the environment. But organic food, especially produce, can also cost more than conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. The good news: Not everything in your shopping cart needs to be organic. Here are 10 fruits and vegetables that are high in health benefits and low in pesticide residue, based on an analysis of government tests by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group. While these may not be perfectly clean, experts say they are perfectly safe to eat—especially when compared with other produce that's sprayed with pesticides (the worst offenders can expose you to an average of 10 pesticides a day).

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