Hey there! A quick Thursday morning post in the midst of Moving Madness 2011.
Some of you might remember a list that was published earlier this year about which fruits and veggies take in more pesticides. The take home message is that these fruits and vegetables should be bought organic/pesticide-free whenever possible.
My view has always been: buy what tastes good. I’ve found that organic produce, while being more expensive, often tastes a lot better. Also, it’s not just free of pesticides, but organic produce is often grown in nutrient-rich soil, and so the result is more nutritious and better tasting fruits and vegetables.
Last month, my sister JS and I had a discussion about this as she was getting ready to put sweet potatoes in the oven. She insists on buying sweet potatoes organic, as they taste a lot better than conventionally grown ones. For me, I’ve noticed a tremendous difference in carrots and apples. I’ve also found that organic green onions last a lot longer than their conventional cousins (surprisingly), and that organic garlic is much more robust and easier to peel. Of course, based on what I’ve read in the news, I always buy organic berries since they are most susceptible to taking up pesticides, and very toxic ones at that.
Anyway, so my question is: what do you insist on buying organic? Please sound off in the comments!