Organic foods may be up to 50% more expensive than their non-organic counterparts, but for some food items, it’s worth every penny. Why? Because in some foods, especially fruits and vegetables with peels that we eat, the pesticides and fertilizers used during the growing process seep into the parts of the foods we eat! Ick! Here’s a list of the foods in your fridge that should always be organic… these are affectionately known as “the dirty dozen.”
1. Peaches and Nectarines
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Both peaches and their non-fuzzy relatives, nectarines, top the dirty dozen list, because somehow their skins, which we consume, let in the most pesticides and other nasty stuff. It may be a little more expensive to buy organic peaches, but they’re much, much safer. And once you eat one, you’ll be hooked — they taste better, too!