Feel the price of organic fruits and vegetables are too expensive? Do not worry, it appeared that some types of fruit and vegetables more resistant to pesticide contamination.
Environmental Working Group (EWG) in the US has just released guidelines in 2017 Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which contains a list of fruits and vegetables were found the least affected by exposure to pesticides in the analysis tests conducted with the US Department of Agriculture.
In other words, not all fruits and vegetables should be purchased organic, when you buy organic food goal is to reduce exposure to pesticides.
Unless you have other objectives, such as supporting the production system that does not poison the environment, buying organic food as possible has become mandatory.
But according to Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst at EWG, still very few people who eat 100 percent organic.
More people make healthy decisions, but still compared with their spending.
It also expressed by nutritionists Jansen Ongko, MSc, RD, that's not healthy to be eating fruits and vegetables organically.
"Organic produce is not necessarily nutritional content is higher. If it is socioeconomic able to buy organic products is okay, but that does not mean that non-organic baseball is healthy," said Jansen in the event Press Conference: PT Sewu Segar Nusantara and PT Nusantara Tropical Farm Reaffirms commitment will Nusantara Branded Food Safety Fruit Sunpride International Standard in Cassis Kitchen, Jakarta (16/3).
Vegetables such as sweet corn and avocado rated the cleanest of pesticides. Pesticides were detected in only one percent in meat sweet corn and avocado.
Given the relatively expensive organic avocado, this could be good news for lovers of avocado. Only, avocado skin needs to be washed clean before it is cut.
Other fruits and vegetables at least affected by the pesticide is pineapple, papaya, asparagus, onions, and cabbage. More than 80 percent of the samples tested even no pesticide residues at all.
Here are 15 types of fruit and vegetables that do not need to worry if you do not buy organic:
1. The sweet corn.
6. sweet peas (frozen).
13. Melon orange.