8 foods not worth the extra money
Thick-skinned produce: not worth it
Organic produce usually costs significantly more than conventional, and with some produce, I feel it’s worth it. But for others (those that don’t get blasted with pesticides) I see little reason to pay more. Thicker-skinned produce (onions, avocado, oranges, grapefruit, mangos, pineapple and bananas) tends to have fewer bugs and diseases (hence fewer pesticides) and since you remove the thick skin, even if there was some pesticide on the produce, what’s inside is usually untainted. I rarely buy the organic version of these.
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