How to Save When Shopping for Produce

Organic is all the buzz when discussing groceries and fresh produce most of time. More often than not we hear of how we need to be shopping for organic produce only. This is due to the overwhelming amounts of pesticides our fruits and vegetables are exposed to. Buying organic produce is much simpler because it is very easy to access these days. The issue that arises is the price; it is definitely pricier than your normal produce so how can we alleviate this issue? Although the prices are not in our control, we can be informed on what are hardly exposed to pesticides and toss up our grocery list and cut back on forcing all organic.

Here is a list of about fifteen fruits and vegetables that can save you some money next time you make your rounds in the produce section of the market:

  • Avocados
  • Pineapples
  • Onions
  • Sweet Corn
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Peas (frozen)
  • Mangoes
  • Kiwi
  • Papaya
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Asparagus
  • Watermelon

Just as we have provided a list above of produce that you do not necessarily have to be concerned about for pesticides. There is also a short list that we have compiled that you will want to spend a little bit more of to assure that organic aspect. These have gained popularity as the “Dirty Dozen”…and some:

  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Nectarines
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Bell Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Snap Peas
  • Celery
  • Grapes
  • Raspberries
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