Organic Versus Non-Organic Food List

Save money and protect yourself from pesticides by learning when to opt for organic foods.

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When it comes to avoiding pesticides and other contaminants in your food, buying organic is often the healthiest option – but it can also be the priciest. Learn which surprising foods are safe to buy non-organic and which are worth the extra cost with this list.

OK to Buy Non-Organic
Asparagus
Sweet Potato
Avocados
Spices
Salmon

According to the Environmental Working Group's list of least pesticide-heavy foods, cabbage, cantaloupe, sweet corn, eggplant, grapefruit, kiwi, mangoes, mushrooms, onions, papayas, pineapples and frozen sweet peas are also good choices if you're looking for less expensive, non-organic foods.

Worth Buying Organic
Grapes
Potatoes
Spinach
Coffee
Steak
Milk
Eggs
Apples

According to the Environmental Working Group's list of most pesticide-heavy foods, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, hot peppers, imported nectarines, peaches, strawberries, kale and collard greens, summer squash and sweet bell peppers are worth the extra money to opt for organic.