Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables

Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables: Organic Produce that you should Buy

Nowadays, it is only common for farmers to use insecticides or pesticides in their produce in order to deter attackers. However, most pesticides are chemically-produced, thereby posing risks to consumers of organic produce. That’s the main reason why most people are now buying produce from organic farms, farms that don’t use chemicals in their fruits and vegetables.

Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables
Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables


The only sad thing about organic farms is that due to the fact that there are only a few of them, their fruits and vegetables tend to fetch a higher price in the market. However, studies show that you can still consume some organic produce even though pesticides are used to them. This is due to the fact that these ones are tried and tested by experts and is found to have lesser and no pesticide or insecticide content.


We all know that there are lots of commonly-eaten organic produce out there that are not in this list. However, studies have shown that these are the ones that you should pay attention to:


  1. Onions – According to experts, even if you onions along with its skin, there’s no need for you to worry about pesticide exposure because it doesn’t absorb anything.


  1. Avocado, Pineapple, Mango, Kiwi and Watermelon – Recent studies show that these fruits have found to have a very small amount of pesticide in skin. Needless to say, as long as you don’t eat the skin (you’re weird if you do), you’re safe.


  1. Sweet Corn and Peas, Asparagus, Eggplant and Cabbage – These vegetables are also found to have very small amounts of pesticide in skin. It means that you’re safe if you’re eating these without the skin.