Organic Vs. Non-organic

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Have you ever wondered if you should buy Organic food while passing the Organic Ile in your favorite Supermarket? I am sure you have! But here is the question: Do we have to buy all of our foods Organic or only specific foods need to be purchased organic?

Here in this post I will give you some tips for your Organic shopping list that actually works and you don’t have to spend so much money!

The answer is: we don’t have to buy everything organic! Some of our Vegetables and fruits are safe to consume non-organic. Only those that might expose to pesticides, hormones, Fertilizer or are genetically modified need to be bought Organic.

These are the list of the food that is safe to buy non-organic:

Avocado, Banana, Pineapple, Kiwi, Mango, Papaya, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, and Onions

Most of these Vegetables and fruits either have thick skins which protect them from pesticides or have less chance to face pests.

Now the fruits and vegetables  that you have to buy Organic:

Fruits: Peach, Apple, Nectarine, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Grapes, Pear, Plum, Orange, Tangerine, Cantaloupe, Lemon, Honeydew, Grapefruit, and Watermelon.

Vegetables: Sweet bell peppers, Celery, Lettuce, Spinach, Potato, Carrots, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, mushrooms, and Tomato.

1 more tip to remember according to Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

If the label of your packaged food says “100% Organic” then it contain 100% organic material.

If it says just “Organic”, it contains at least 95% organic food.

And if says “made with Organic”, then it contains at least with 70% Organic ingredients.

I hope you enjoy your next grocery shopping 🙂

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2 responses »

    • The insecticide that they use for cantalope is quiet toxic, and when you cut the cantalope with knife it may contaminate the fruit with exterior residues. So it is safer to buy it Organic.

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