Organic Costco Moms

The Clean 15: Best Items to Buy Non-Organic

Most of us Moms buy a hefty haul of fresh fruits and vegetables each week for our family.  If your bottomless pits (ahem, kids) are anything like mine…then you are buying A LOT.  Sometimes multiple trips per week.

I always try to choose organic, but sometimes its just not available at the store where I’m shopping and I need to do my shopping right then.  Or sometimes it looks half rotten in the store and I need produce to last for at least a day or two…so its a no-go.

When the organic selection is slim or unattractive or egregious or zero…what are the best choices?

The best options in this case will be the fruits and vegetables, which on average, are known for containing the least amount of pesticides.

The Clean 15 List

Here you go, THE CLEAN 15*:

  1. Sweet corn
  2. Avocados
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Frozen sweet peas
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangoes
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew
  12. Kiwifruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Grapefruit

* Some sweet corn, papaya and summer squash in the US is produced from genetically modified seeds, you may need to buy Organic in order to avoid genetic modification.

My source for this list was the Environmental Working Group (aka EWG) in case you want to read up more on it! They also produce lists for all sorts of household cleaning and beauty items, its a great resource!

The Clean 15 Best Options for non-organic porduce


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